Let’s talk about boobs, shall we? 

Awareness months are for just that, raising awareness on issues that people don’t talk about much.

You might be hyper aware of boobs during Breast Cancer Awareness month but all of you ladies and gents should be checking yourselves out regularly.

Yes from a medical perspective and yes from a love yourself perspective!

Many of you may be full time carers for you child. This can rule your days and takes up a big chunk of time, and that doesn’t even factor in all the admin you do for your little ones!

Ask yourself this: when did you last check for lumps, bumps or irregularities on your breasts or pecs?

What was your answer? Be honest! Was it recently, was it ever?

If your answer wasn’t recent enough to make you feel a little bit pleased with yourself, maybe it’s time to check yourself out! If you have even five minutes free, that is plenty of time to CoppaFeel.

You can check your breasts/pecs in the shower, just to make sure everything is tickity-boob and as it should be – that was a shocking play on words but I bet it made you smile.

If you aren’t sure what you’re looking out for, check out this handy guide created by the always wonderful CoppaFeel! team.

50,000 women and 400 men in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Some of you reading this may think what has this got to do with you, breast cancer doesn’t affect people my age right?

Here are a couple of statistics for you: 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer in their lifetime, 20% of those women are under 50 years old.

There is no age limit on diagnosis. Women under 50 aren’t always aware of these statistics and this is why we need to raise awareness. Early detection is key.

Breast cancer survival has doubled since the 1970s thanks to early detection and raised awareness; in the 70s 4 in 10 women survived breast cancer, now that figure is 8 in 10, amazing right?!

If we continue to raise awareness and ensure people are well informed on how to check for irregularities, these numbers could get even better!

They were mentioned already but they’re worth talking about – the lovely folks at CoppaFeel are all about spreading awareness, to younger people in particular and they work very hard to do this.

The CoppaFeel team work on spreading awareness through universities across the UK, as well as visiting festivals across the country – not to mention their own fab festival Festifeel! – and through social media.

Any ladies reading this may have spotted Coppa Feel’s Bra Hijack labels on any bras from these brands!

You can (and really should) sign up to get a boob check reminder sent to your phone every month. This is a free service and will hopefully give you a helpful nudge to cop a feel yourself.

Awareness is the big one folks, tell your friends, your significant others, your family, your co-workers, your taxi man even, and of course yourself - to CoppaFeel!

If you would like to find out more about the work CoppaFeel do, get involved, or make a donation, visit their website here.

All statistics used were found via Cancer Research UK’s website

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