This month is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer can affect both men and women. Early detection is imperative for better outcomes. It’s therefore very important to regularly self examine and look for any changes, such as skin changes, nipple discharge, lumps or pain to name a few.
If you aren’t up to date with your breast screening then please do make this a priority. Screening save lives.
If you have any concerns or simply want to chat about your own risks, please do pop by in clinic.
Congratulations you’ve made it through the week, you might be thinking it’s time to celebrate, let your hair down and have a drink or two?
But wait 🚫 before you grab that glass, did you know that Australian’s are drinking more than they were last year. Long term use of excess alcohol can cause a multitude of health risks, ranging from high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, weakened immune system, memory problems and mental health issues just to name a few.
It is recommended that healthy men and women drink no more than 10 standard drinks a week and no more than 4 in one day.
So maybe switch that glass to a juice instead or perhaps an alcohol free alternative.
It’s so easy to fall into a downward spiral of negativity which can often be hard to break. This week I challenge you to make a note of one positive thing that you’ve achieved or have done. By doing this, it allows you the chance to reflect and commend yourself on your progress giving you more encouragement to continue.
My positive achievement today was that I took a long walk, what’s yours?
Now that spring is in full swing the UV index is climbing up. Always make sure you avoid the sun at its peak from 10am - 3pm and wear sun lotion and sunnies 😎 Be sure to look out for changes to your moles such as a change in size, shape and colour and whether they are itchy or bleeding. If so, be sure to pop in and see your local doctor for a full skin check.