October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – what do you need to know?

Around the world, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in October. It is a time in which awareness around the disease as well as education on how to prevent it or detect it early is punted. We all have mothers, daughters, friends who are woman, if we are not a woman ourselves and this disease does not discriminate. At Future Motor Lease, we are aiming to do our part in bringing awareness to our customers, to remind everyone that we are in this fight together. We’ve pulled together top tips on staying informed and being as aware as possible.

Lead a balanced lifestyle

According to reputable sources like CANSA and The Breast Health Foundation, there are certain things you can do and cut out to help lower your risk of the disease. Leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle that includes healthy eating, exercise and enough sleep will contribute to a healthier you. Cutting out habits like smoking and excessive alcohol use can also help to lower your risk.

Check-ups and early detection

Early detection is key to fighting this disease. Medical professionals will encourage all women to go for regular breast exams and medical check-ups to keep an eye on their breasts. If you have a predisposition to cancer or have breast cancer in your family, it is also wise to go for cancer screening for early detection too.

Prioritise your health

Women, especially mothers, tend to put everyone else’s health before their own. We should encourage the women in our families to live healthily and go for regular check-ups to maintain good health. Never put your health last on your to-do list.

If you’d like more information on breast cancer or to get more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how you can help, check out these reputable organisations:

CANSA

Breast Health Foundation

Pink Drive

Cancer does not discriminate, and it is up to us (whether we are female or have females in our families and friend circles) to keep informed. Take care of yourself and your loved ones this October. For more information on the services and products we offer at Future Motor Lease, call us today on 011 026 0003