It?s National No Bra Day and celebs are enjoying a day free. The other 364 days a year, though, our fav A-listers excitedly show off their trendy bras!
According to the Internet, today is ‘No Bra Day’ – a day to raise breast cancer awareness and show support for all women affected.
Or at least, according to some men with access to a Twitter account who are championing it.
#NoBraDay follows in the footsteps of the Ice Bucket Challenge and the no make-up selfie campaign by encouraging social media users to get in on the act for a good cause, reports Mirror UK.
Here are a few things you would like to know about Breast Cancer according to?Pulse
- Clinical breast exams are as important as mammograms. Mammograms starting at age 40 are crucial (get them earlier if you have a family history of the disease), but they’re an imperfect screening tool, especially in women who have dense breasts. That’s why an annual clinical breast exam from a doctor is a must.
- Breast self-exams really can help.?It’s good to do them at the same time every month, but don’t stress out if you don’t have them penciled into your planner. What self-exams do is help you become familiar with what’s “normal” for your breasts. So when something’s off, you’ll know and can bring it to your doctor’s attention. After all, you know your body better than any doctor does.
- Don’t panic if you get called for a mammogram “redo” or have calcifications.?Many women over 40 have calcium deposits (calcifications) in their breasts, and most of them are benign. “It’s part of the aging process of the tissue,” explains Dr. Lee. These can show up as white spots on a mammogram?they tend to be harmless if they’re large, coarse, solitary spots but suspicious if the tiny flecks cluster together in a linear pattern. Most radiologists can distinguish between the two, and only the suspicious ones warrant a biopsy. Although the period between the initial and follow-up mammograms can be anxiety-filled? a common reason some women delay their followups, says research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston?most of the time the callback turns out to be nothing.
Finally, we all know someone who has been affected in some way by breast cancer, prostate cancer and other forms of this horrible disease. Whatever can be done to fight it should be done to fight it. Clever awareness campaigns can only help increase knowledge and raise funds to boost the battle and make cancer, someday, only a part of our history, states Journal Gazattee.