Feel It On The 1st
Breast Cancer is a topic no-one wants to talk about, yet raising awareness can result in early detection and early detection can save lives. Before being diagnosed I must admit checking my boobs was not part of my routine and to this day I am unsure on how I found my teeny tiny lump in the first place. Having now completed my treatment I look back and feel so grateful that I did notice the change on my breast - if I hadn’t my BC journey would have looked quite different to the one I faced. Since then I have been super keen to share my story to as many people as possible hoping that checking ourselves becomes a regular habit.
The biggest reason others have said they don’t check their breasts often is because they ‘don’t know how to’. We aren’t taught in schools (defo should be!!) or shown as part of our adult life, until one day it hits a little too close to home.
That’s where #feelitonthefirst helps. You may have seen this campaign fill your socials at the beginning of every month, encouraging the fact that checking your boobs should be something in the diary that is done regularly without fail. This campaign is also flooded with amazing tips on how to keep an eye on things, what to look out for and exactly how to check your boobs, underarms and neck.
To help I created these TikToks on how and where to check:
So ladies (and gents - this is for you too), add something to the diary for each month and make checking a regular habit.