I’m really excited to be sharing this post with everyone today. I’ve partnered with ShopStyle to share Fashion Targets Breast Cancer charity by CFDA (Counsil of Fashion Designers of America). For the next week (10/17-10/23), I’ve agreed to donate 10% of my gross revenue to FTBC.
Cancer is unavoidable in life. Everyone has some sort of connection to someone who has or had cancer. Whether it’s been a neighbor, a family member, or a friend, cancer is inevitable in life. October is all about spreading awareness for breast cancer. 1 in 8 (or 12%) of women in America will develop breast cancer at some point in their life.
Take a couple moments out of your day to look over the signs of breast cancer from the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
- A Change In How The Breast Or Nipple Feels
- Nipple tenderness or a lump or thickening in or near the breast or underarm area
- A change in the skin texture or an enlargement of pores in the skin of the breast (some describe this as similar to an orange peel’s texture)
- A lump in the breast (It’s important to remember that all lumps should be investigated by a healthcare professional, but not all lumps are cancerous.)
- A Change In The Breast Or Nipple Appearance
- Any unexplained change in the size or shape of the breast
- Dimpling anywhere on the breast
- Unexplained swelling of the breast (especially if on one side only)
- Unexplained shrinkage of the breast (especially if on one side only)
- Recent asymmetry of the breasts (Although it is common for women to have one breast that is slightly larger than the other, if the onset of asymmetry is recent, it should be checked.)
- Nipple that is turned slightly inward or inverted
- Skin of the breast, areola, or nipple that becomes scaly, red, or swollen or may have ridges or pitting resembling the skin of an orange
- Any Nipple Discharge
- Particularly clear discharge or bloody discharge
Please spread awareness this month, donate, and share information about how to spot the signs of breast cancer.
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