Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Here at LYG, we were moved by the inspirational CoppaFeel! campaign which was founded in 2009 by twin sisters Kristin and Maren Hallenga, after Kristin was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 23. In support of this invaluable campaign, we too want to encourage everyone to get to know their bodies better!
Regular checks and touching of our own bodies can help us to understand when and if changes do occur!
The CoppaFeel! website provides an excellent page: http://coppafeel.org/boob-check/ to help you (females and males) with your boob check. So get feeling today!
Join the CoppaFeel! twitter campaign @CoppaFeelPeople and #WhatNormalFeelsLike
There are so many areas where understanding how our bodies work can help us to understand if something is up and requires a visit to the doctors.
Our bowel habits are another example. While motions can vary with factors such as diet and stress, which play a significant role in consistency and regularity of our stools, we should all be aware of symptoms that could suggest the need for a visit to the doctor.
The symptoms of bowel (colorectal) cancer can be:
- Bleeding from your bottom and/or blood in your poo
- A change in bowel habit lasting for 3 weeks or more especially to looser or runny poo
- Unexplained weight loss
- Extreme tiredness for no obvious reason
- A pain or lump in your tummy
You might experience one, some, all of the above or no symptoms at all. Remember most symptoms will not be bowel cancer.
Just remember you’ll not be wasting anyone’s time by getting checked out. If it isn’t serious, you’ll put your mind at rest. If it’s bowel cancer, early detection can make all the difference. Over 90% who are diagnosed at the earliest stage are successfully treated. So a trip to your doctor could save your life.
Changes in our bodies may not suggest anything menacing is going on, but it is always worth a visit to the doctor as a precaution!