This is a sponsored post in partnership with Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program.
When I was a child, my Grandma died of breast cancer. As I grew up and had health problems of my own, it’s always been something I’ve thought of. I had my first mammogram in my 20’s which seems so early but with my family history, my doctors wanted to make sure that I got checked out. And now that I have daughters, it’s even more important to live a healthy life FOR my daughters and to also show them how to live a healthy life themselves.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month but luckily there are people working daily to help bring awareness to ways that we could reduce the risk of breast cancer. Scientists, physicians, and community partners in the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), study the effects of environmental exposures on breast cancer risk later in life. They created a mother-daughter toolkit that mothers can use to talk to daughters about steps to take together to reduce risk.
If you’ve got daughters, check out the toolkit above for tips on how to reduce the breast cancer risk together. If you have time, I would love for you to participate in the short survey that will help the researches continue their breast cancer research.
Link to survey here – https://gmuchss.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7TEuYTJvnIKzprv
Have you been affected by breast cancer?