Ladies, in case you live under a rock I’m sure you know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 181,646 women and 1,826 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003 (the most recent year numbers are available). Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and 41,619 women and 379 men died from breast cancer*â€
During this month as we focus on the fight against breast cancer, we should be remined of the importance of breast self-examinations. It only takes ten minutes a month to do a self breast examination. It may be the most important 10 minutes of your life. And any product that encourages or reminds us to do these monthly exams I am fully behind.
That is why I am raving about the In Touch Breast Self-Exam Glove ($9, bathandbodyworks.com). This product is an innovative tool that helps women perform better breast self-exams. The In Touch Breast Self-Exam Glove contains a liquid that helps to reduce fiction by 50% allowing for heightened sensitivity of the fingertips during a self-exam. This heightened sensitivity allows abnormalities in your breast to be more easily detected. Detailed instructions in both English and Spanish, a reminder calendar and a travel satchel, are included with each glove. The Glove has been approved by the FDA and endorsed by the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
So make a beeline to your local mall or log in online to get your In Touch Breast Self-Exam Glove. While you are there pick up one for the ladies in your life that you love the most. You could be saving their life.
â€ Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 2003 Incidence and Mortality. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2007, and National Vital Statistics Vol. 53, No. 5, 2004.