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Breast Cancer Awareness

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EARLY DETECTION

National Breast Cancer Awareness month was originally established to raise awareness of the most effective weapon against breast cancer: early detection. While we have come far in recent decades, hundreds of thousands of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and too many will be lost. Seeing pink may seem commonplace, but the reality is only about two-thirds of American women over 40 have had a mammogram in the last 2 years. Our goal is to encourage women to be the owners of their health. By committing to regular self breast examinations, women will get to know their breasts so they can appreciate a change, and then seek a doctor's counsel. For a national listing of mammography screenings offered for free or at a reduced cost visit CDC website or by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).

PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT

In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we encourage women to pledge to perform regular breast self examinations. breast cancer pledge card

To complete the pledge:

1. Download and sign printable pledge card  

2. Take a photo of yourself holding the signed pledge card. (If you are camera-shy, just photograph the printable only.)

3. Post the photo on the Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal Facebook Page

(Feel free to write your own pledge too, on a napkin or whatever inspires you, and upload the pic.)

4. Continue to live a healthy lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAST SELF EXAMINATION

Watch Dr. Melanie Bone as she guides you through a breast self examination step-by-step, answering commonly asked questions.

(Source: www.breastcancer.org)

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.

Here's what you should look for:

  • Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color
  • Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling

If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:

  • Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
  • A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling
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Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

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Step 3: While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).

Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.

Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.

Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. This up-and-down approach seems to work best for most women. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use firm pressure for the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage.

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Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in Step 4.

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OUR MISSION

Breast cancer has touched many lives, including those of our founders. The family that founded the Naturally Fresh® deodorant brand lost loved ones to the disease. In their memory, the Alflens announced their commitment to supporting health-care providers, advocates, and organizations dedicated to treating this devastating disease.  We are proud to have been the first deodorant company to display the pink ribbon to signify our commitment. Know that when you purchase a Naturally Fresh® deodorant brand product, you help us continue to support mothers, daughters, sisters, and loved ones currently battling breast cancer. Not only do we manufacture products that are doctor recommended, but we also donate every year to cancer treatment.

DOCTOR RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

Our Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal brands are recommended by Oncologists, Allergists and Dermatologists. Why? Our ingredients are free of harmful aluminum containments. Our deodorants have no harmful aluminums, parabens, or chemicals, which are found in many conventional deodorants.

Doctors and Cancer Treatment Centers are encouraged to contact us to benefit from our cancer campaign. Please click here to request free samples of our number one recommended products for your patients.

For more information and answers about natural deodorants and breast cancer, please click on the link below:

National Cancer Institute