Over the weekend I was doing some research and came across a great video about breast cancer. The video gave some great information for young women about self examinations, tips, and prevention. With all of the resources available we can become more knowledgeable about cancer.
The site is entitled Treasure Your Chest, which was founded by 27 year old Lindsay Avner in January 2007. Her family has a long history with breast and ovarian cancer, and she tested positive for BRCA1. BRCA1 is a genetic mutation that can raise ones risk of getting cancer. In an effort to not become another person in her family with the disease, she opted to get bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and use her skills to raise awareness.
Through her foundation Bright Pink, she has been able to give information and help young women become more aware of their bodies. Bright pink teaches women how to properly examine themselves and even sends out text message reminders to make examinations a regular practice.
I was really inspired by this video and Ms. Avner’s effforts as a young woman. I attached the link below for everyone to check out the video I mentioned. All the information I talked about is there along and directions on how to sign up for examination updates.