Breast health – how popular is it?
People of all ages will “google” their questions and concerns to find answers on many health related topics. And near the top of the list of those inquiries is “breast health”. If you look at the google auto fills for “are breast” or “what does a breast”, six of the top autofill (or most commonly asked) questions are related to breast health/breast cancer. This clearly shows the importance, popularity, and need for breast health education.
People have questions and people need answers. Many times people are too afraid to ask and revert to the privacy of a search. And, that can be helpful or harmful depending on the source of information. With breast cancer affecting 1 in 8 women, we need to educate all women on breast health. And talk about it openly so women don’t have to figure it out alone behind a keyboard.
More importantly we need to start with our youth. And, help create a new mindset about breast health. Create new healthy rituals from an earlier age to help fight breast cancer in a new way. These pieces of information should be taught and given to young women; not seek these answers out when it could be too late. Information such as:
- How to know your breasts
- What to look for
- When and how often to check your breasts
- What questions to ask your family about health history
- What questions to ask your doctor about health history
- Why is breast health important
- What are the statistics
- What are my statistics based on age
- What tests, resources and information is available to me
Unless you breathe breast health information everyday, you might not know that an actual law was passed to support campaigns to educate the public and healthcare professionals about young women’s breast health. EARLY Act (Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young). Read more on the EARLY Act here.
What is your passion? Ours is Breast Health. Help Circuelle Foundation empower women by educating them about their breast health. Join the movement today.