- STORIES OF SURVIVAL
- STORIES OF LESSONS LEARNED
- AWARENESS & EARLY DETECTION
- PREVENTION; BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN
I am doing my project on breast cancer. I am trying to help to spread awareness about it, ways you can do self check-ups, to make it more important in people’s lives, raise money for charities, talk with breast cancer survivors to tell their stories, and more. Breast cancer is when cancer cells form in the breasts, it can have many harmful effects. It can cause
- A breast lump or thickening that feels different from the surrounding tissue
- Change in the size, shape, or appearance of a breast
- Changes to the skin over the breast, such as dimpling
- A newly inverted nipple
- Peeling, scaling, crusting, or flaking of the pigmented area of skin surrounding the nipple (areola) or breast skin
- Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, like the skin of an orange
A breast cancer risk factor is anything that makes it more likely you’ll get breast cancer. But having one or even several breast cancer risk factors doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll develop breast cancer. Many women who develop breast cancer have no known risk factors other than simply being women.
Why this matters to me… Ms. Karana Bowen.
Ms.Bowen, the teacher that has been there for me since the beginning and helped me through everything, was the best of the best and I love her so much. She was there to help me when no one else was and she will always be my favorite teacher. I still miss her but in my lowest moments, she gives me strength.