October is Breast Cancer Awareness month Sorbies.

It’s time to think pink!

Paint your nails pink, add a splash of glitter, and/or nail art. Get yourself noticed and create an awareness of early detection amongst every woman you meet.

Our Sorbet Salon nail technicians are waiting and excited to help you choose your special shade of pink for the power of awareness.

Did you know?

  • The incidence of breast cancer among South African women is increasing. It is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa.
  • Early detection can lead to effective treatment and a positive prognosis.
  • Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.
  • Presenting yourself early for treatment may result in more effective treatment, leading to a reduction in pain and sufferance and a significant decrease in the loss of life.



Detecting Breast Cancer Earlier

Breast cancer can’t usually be prevented, but you can take three important steps to help detect it earlier.

Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month.

How Should A Breast Self-Exam Be Performed?

  1. In the Shower 

With the pads/flats of your three middle fingers, check the entire breast and armpit area pressing down with light, medium, and firm pressure. Check both breasts each month, feeling for any lumps, thickening, hardened knots, or any other breast changes.

  1. In Front of a Mirror 

Visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your sides. Next, raise your arms high overhead.

Look for any changes in the contour, any swelling or dimpling of the skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not exactly match—few women’s breasts do, so look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes, particularly on one side.

  1. Lying Down

When lying down, the breast tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall. Place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast, gently covering the entire breast area and armpit.

Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze the nipple; check for discharge and lumps. Repeat these steps for your left breast.

Can I Rely On Breast Self-Exams Alone To Be Sure I Am Breast Cancer Free?

Mammography can detect tumours before they can be felt, so screening is key for early detection. When combined with regular medical care and mammography, breast self-exams can help women know what is normal for them so they can report any changes to their healthcare provider.

If you find a lump, schedule an appointment with your doctor, but don’t panic. 8 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous. For additional peace of mind, call your doctor whenever you have concerns.

Purchase any Be Bright product in the month of October and a portion of the proceeds will be donated towards Breast Cancer initiatives. Clicks here for more tips self  examination.

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