Time to Check Your Breasts

It’s October, and that means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ve lost two grandmothers to breast cancer, and had at least one other relative with it. I’ve had several girlfriends survive it, and one recently not (Coffee Clinks, Marie).

So, here’s the deal: it’s really easy. Go give your girls a squish. Right now. I’ll wait, if you are in your cubicle and have to leave your desk to go somewhere private. Not sure how? Here are some directions:

How to do a Breast Self ExamPut your arm behind your head, and with the other hand, feel the breast that is on the same side as the arm in the air. Starting in or near the armpit, feel your breast tissue in a circular motion, moving from the outside to the nipple. Repeat on the other side.


Do it when you go to bed tonight, while you’re laying down.

Notice any lumps and/or thicknesses/hardening.


Take a long look at the girls in the mirror after your shower. Raise your arms up, then put your hands on your hips and flex your chest. Look for dimpling in the skin.

If you notice anything weird, make an appointment to get it checked out.

Repeat this process every month, especially my girlfriends over 30.

Breast cancer comes in many forms, and doesn’t care about your age.

Cancer doesn’t give two shits if you’re a male, either, so pay attention fellas. It’s rare, but if you are flexing and see something funky on your chest, go have it checked. Next month, we’ll discuss testicular cancer, and how your sig.oth. can help you check those bad boys out for MoVember.

PS I’m hosting an online fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Happy October, everyone!

PPS – Don’t forget to follow along in my #VlogTober shenanigans on Instagram (and possibly YouTube).

PPSS – Please share this post, so all of your lovelies will check their ladies out. Maybe you’ll save a life 🙂

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About Terra Walker

Terra loves creating recipes, imparting wisdom, searching for an amazing cider, owning this website, and traveling the globe. You can catch up with Terra on the channels above, where she never uses third person, because she hates writing about herself that way.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! This is so important!

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