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PRETTY IN PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

PRETTY IN PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

photo+2ae Photo: I am wearing a pink shirt to work in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month!

Anyone who knows me well would probably tell you that pink is not a color I would typically fill up my closet with. Just a few days ago, I only owned not more than 3 pink outfits. Two are a size too small (working on it lol) and the other was just a simple casual pink top. Fast forward a few days later I proudly own seven pink outfits (tops, skirts and dresses mixed).

What was my motivation to add some more pink into my closet? Well as you already know (from the title of this post or may not know), October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time there are a lot of on going activities and causes to raise more awareness about Breast Cancer. My company like many others had a few things going on and some goodies in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and some close friends of mine ran marathons for this cause.

I was also excited when I was asked by Adeline Sede, the Chief Executive Officer for FabAfriq Magazine, to join other bloggers from Cameroon in wearing pink in support Breast Cancer Awareness month and to aid  in bringing this awareness to our Cameroonian and other African communities.

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Ladies it is very important that you have regular check-up and have  a clinical breast exam (CBE) by your physician every 3 years or less if you feel the need to have it more frequently.  If you are over 40 years and above, especially if you have a history of cancer or breast cancer in your family you should have a CBE and mammogram on a yearly basis. We cannot afford to loose anymore friends and family members to this!

Please note that I am not doctor or in the medical field. So please see your primary physician if you have more questions regarding how frequently you should have your breasts examined.

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If you are a woman reading this and still do not know what breast cancer, it is very important that you educate yourself on this please. Search for more information on Google. I have extracted some information from The American Cancer Society with some information on Breast Cancer as seen below.

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What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. They can even be painful. For this reason, it is important to have any new breast mass or lump or breast change checked by a health care professional experienced in diagnosing breast diseases.

Other possible symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)

According to the American Society of Breast Cancer in the United States:  “In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.”

Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women.

What are the key statistics about breast cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer

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Thank you all for stopping bye and I hope you liked the pictures. COME AGAIN! 🙂

|| Shirt: Old || Skirt: Old || Shoes: TRENDY By TIA (sold out) || Bag: Gifted || Watch: Michael Kors ||

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11 Comments

  1. Mbole

    December 2, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Hi Lesly! I bought the clutch as a gift but it was bought from a Cameroonian designer who is also an artist. I will find out if she is still making them and get back to you. Can you send me your email? Thanks.

  2. Mammypi

    November 20, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Pretty in pink for a great cause. Great post my dear.

    • Mbole

      November 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Mammypi – Thanks doll! I saw your pink outfit and got motivated too. You’re the best!

  3. Dr. S

    November 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I So love the pink coordination…you should wear more colors like that.. thank you for the info on breast cancer.. it is enlightening to know that we are all concerned about this fight whether we are affected directed or not. Thanks for all you do and all the info you put out there

    • Mbole

      November 11, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Dr. S (I know who you are hehehehe)…

      Thanks so much for your comment! Next time I need you to be my guest blogger on anything health related since you work closely with Doctors and nurses and have up to date information! 🙂

  4. Secret Admirer

    November 4, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Hi there. Your clothes and message make sense!

    • Mbole

      November 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      OK Secret Admirer (cool name!) I’m glad it makes sense! Thanks for stopping by and come again soon. 🙂

  5. Osato Njoku

    November 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Hello,

    Nice pics and blog. I like your style.

    • Mbole

      November 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      HI Osato…sorry this is late and thank you very much for your comment and compliment. I TRY 🙂

  6. Amy

    November 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    As always you look amazing. When did you take this? You need more pink in your life.

    • Mbole

      November 4, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by. If you are referring to when I took the pictures for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I did so last week at the end of October. I wanted to end it off with some pictures to support this cause (pictures that I took with my cellphone so excuse the bad quality)! I agree I do need some more pink in my life! Please come again soon. 🙂

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