October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed in women, and the number is growing in men with almost 2,000 cases diagnosed this year! Please take the time to check yourself and make sure your loved ones do the same!
With winter drawing near, don’t forget about your sunscreen! Melanoma is the number 1 cancer diagnosed every year! One million cases have already been diagnosed this year. Even on cloudy days, make sure your sunscreen is on. The UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and fog!
For the month of October, Ansley Marie’s Salon & Spa will be donating a portion of all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Schedule your appointment with us today!
Thank you for supporting small local businesses!
We wish you a festive October from all of us here at Ansley Marie’s Salon & Spa.
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It can be easy to forget or not make time for something.
But you can’t ignore breast cancer. Excluding cancers of the skin, it’s the most common cancer among women. No woman is immune from the possibility of getting it.
Thankfully, during the entire month of October, breast cancer organizations raise extra awareness for the disease via the color pink.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a perfect time to re-educate ourselves and others on how to detect this killer in a timely manner. Women, and men, are reminded daily about early detection, causes, diagnosis, treatment and support.
Breast cancer affects women of all races. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers diagnosed in U.S. women. The National Cancer Institute shows one in eight women (12.3 percent) being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and more than 30 percent diagnosed after the cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.
Some risk factors, such as age and family history, can’t be changed. But there are lifestyle and preventative changes you can make or modify to lower your risk of developing breast cancer.
Here’s what the Mayo Clinic recommends:
Limit alcohol: Limit yourself to less than one drink per day. And don’t ignore water! It’s the best thing for you.
Don’t smoke: There’s a link between smoking and breast cancer risk, particularly in premenopausal women. And we shouldn’t have to tell you about the lung cancer risk for smokers.
Control weight: The risk of breast cancer increases if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause. Eating a healthy, fiber-rich diet that includes plenty of vegetables and fruits is important. Keep sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates, and fatty foods to a minimum. Also, try to eat lean protein like fish or chicken breast instead of red meat.
Be physically active: The Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice per week. A good start is a 30-minute walk five days per week.
Schedule mammogram: Talk with your doctor to determine the appropriate mammogram schedule for you. This includes the frequency of check-ups.
Doing these things will provide peace of mind and help keep you aware of any changes your body may experience.
Finally, as you strive to achieve maximum health, the spa will continue to support your goal to achieve whole-body wellness. Reducing stress is key, and we can help through a multitude of treatments to help you look and feel better.
So, what are you waiting for?
See you soon at Ansley Marie