When Sharishta was diagnosed with breast cancer she couldn’t believe it. She didn’t know anything about cancer and she was only 25! She’s now learned so much and wants to share it with women (and men) everywhere.
At a pivotal point in a young adult’s life, when most people are worrying about college and their first career jobs, Alexandra Silva found a lump in her breast and was diagnosed with breast cancer at only 22. Find out how she dealt with her cancer and the advice she has for young people everywhere.
34 year old Elaine Delaney was sitting at work one day, until she felt something out of the ordinary in her left breast. Find out how her discovery saved her life and the valuable message she has to everyone about the importance of early detection.
There’s been an ongoing conversation happening in the breast cancer community for a while. A conversation about whether or not checking yourself helps detect a cancer diagnosis or is even necessary for your own health. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force pretty much recommended “against teaching breast self-examination (BSE).” Crazy, right? Here at Keep A Breast, we strongly believe that knowing your body and your “normal” is essential to your health. It’s crucial to understand and be aware when something is wrong, even as a teen or young adult.
Hayley McIntire was only 28 when she felt a lump in her breast. Like every young woman, she felt invincible and waited months to go to the doctor. Find out what happened when she finally did and why you should always follow your gut feeling.
Lauren Makiyevskiy of The Daily Debut shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer when she was only 26. Find out how she found out and her advice for young women everywhere.
When your career heights take you around the world on tour — from Russia to Central America, from India to touring all over the U.K., Europe and North America – for twenty years – how do you deal with breast cancer? Find out how international recording artist, Bif Naked accidentally discovered her own lump and the advice she has for young women everywhere.
We all take showers everyday. We know our bodies well. But exactly how well do you know your own body? Would you notice any changes? Jane Hutchinson was only 35 when a normal day in the shower turned into a trip to the doctor. Find out how she overcame that moment and how it’s changed her life for the better.
Love them, loathe them, selfies are here to stay and we’re challenging you to put them to good use. This October, The Keep A Breast Foundation wants you to join us in taking the first step in becoming your own breast health advocate. Take the #checkyourselfie pledge & commit to a self-check every month.