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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness - How to do a Breast Self-Examination

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. As with all serious illnesses, early detection is the key. If more women got into the habit of performing a monthly breast self-exam eight days into your monthly cycle (that's about a week from the first day of your monthly period), then we would be able to save more lives due to early detection and early treatment.

Source - Pink Ribbon International

I have been searching for a good image on how to do a breast self-exam all month and I have finally found one. Thanks to South African natural hair blog, Fro Chic, for pointing me in the right direction.

Source - Summit Medical Group

Share this with all the women in your life, especially ALL those aged 35 years and older. All women above 35 should be having a mammogram annually. But, 12 months may be too long to wait to detect a problem, so a monthly breast self-exam is an essential practice to develop.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Relay For Life 2012

It's October, which means it is breast cancer awareness month. The Zambian Cancer Society is organising the 2nd Annual Relay for Life event. This is a fun relay activity perfect for groups of ten that will take place at the Olympic Youth Development Centre from 16hrs on 13th October, right through the night to 06hrs on 14th October. This is because cancer never sleeps. 

For more details, contact the Zambian Cancer Society on +260 978 669 164 or email: or visit their website: