Breast cancer awareness mustn’t be just confined to a month

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By Christina Wesley

Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancers in women, but millions of them are surviving it. Gladly there is a part to early detection and advancements in treatment.

Once, the famous singer and also a cancer survivor Sheryl Crow said: “The only person who can save you is you: That is going to be the thing that informs the rest of my life.”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a movement to raise awareness and serve as a reminder for self-examination and mammograms. While the majority of people are aware of breast cancer, many neglect to have a strategy to detect the disease and to prevent it.

Women play numerous roles as a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an entrepreneur and the list goes on. While we women love to take care of our loved ones and the household, do we take time to take care of ourselves?

Sadly, in this fast paced world, we are tempted to choose convenience over health. This month, let’s decide to change our lifestyle. Studies show that the risk of breast cancer may be increased by hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors.

One way to reduce the risk of breast cancer is to reduce products with parabens. The biggest concern with the usage of synthetic chemicals known as parabens are that they might interfere with hormone levels in the body, even if the subject is still under investigation.

They however can imitate the effects of reproductive hormones (like oestrogen) and alter how the body creates its own hormones, making them potential endocrine disruptors. It is not practical to entirely cut down paraben but it is important we take steps to reduce the usage of products that include parabens.

Many companies today including Nrich care are committed to bring awareness about cancer and to create and to provide safe quality products. They are also devoted to providing products that are paraben free, no animal by-products, no petrolatum, no phthalate and no chemicals that are hazards to the human body.

 (The writer is the Assistant Marketing Manager of Nrich Care.)