This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bring Your Brave campaign. All opinions are 100% mine.
Cancer is a scary word. I have many family members that have been affected by cancer in my lifetime, as close as my sister who passed away last fall, to cousins and grandparents who have battled the disease. My grandma found out she had breast cancer during a screening and so they did a mastectomy to remove one of her breasts and after treatments and other measures, she has been cancer free for many years.
I am only 34 (just barely) and, after discussing with my doctor, already having to get screenings done because my sister passed away from cancer. I am ok with that. I have a beautiful young family and I don’t want to leave them yet because I wasn’t proactive about my health. This leads me to my question – Are you going to Bring Your Brave? What will motivate you to learn your breast cancer risk? To help raise awareness of breast cancer and to share your personal story – use the hashtag #BraveBecause on your social media and spread the word.
This month (October) is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are helping the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spread the work about Bring Your Brave campaign. We want to inspire young women to take action learn about their risk for breast cancer. Did you know that a staggering 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives? 11% of those are under the age of 45.Learn more about breast cancer in young women so that you are prepared and don’t become another statistic. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Do you know if you are at risk? As young women we face a unique threat. It is also alarming to be diagnosed at a young age because it is more likely to be hereditary, more aggressive and difficult to treat, and more often diagnosed at a later stage.
No one is immune. Every woman can benefit from learning about breast cancer and the risk factors. Part of the Bring Your Brave campaign is to help inspire young women like us to take action and learn our risk for breast cancer. Talk to family members and learn about breast and ovarian cancer health history so that you have a better idea of your risk and talk to your doctor about your risk. Read women’s stories about prevention how we can be personally affected by breast cancer. I want to hear your story! Bring Your Brave and talk about it using the #BraveBecause hashtag.