How breast-aware are you?

BREAST cancer does not develop overnight. In most cases it’s detected by women who notice that something is not right whether through self-examination or because they have taken the time to do a mammogram.

Unfortunately some women are too laid back and remain unaware as they don’t take the time to monitor their bodies. Take our quiz to find out which category you fall in.

1. When it comes to Breast Self Exam (BSE) you do that:
a. Once every month
b. Never
c. Maybe twice for the year

2. You think mammograms are:.
a. Very important and ensure you do it once per year
b. For old women
c. You plan on doing it ‘sometime in the future’

3. When it comes to informing yourself about the risk of breast cancer you:
a. Read everything you can get your hands on.
b. Figure what’s the use? It’s not in your family anyway
c. Make a mental note to start researching soon

4. If you looked at your breasts would you would be able to:
a. Detect the slightest change.
b. You couldn’t tell if anything was amiss
c. You would need a few more days to tell

5. Do you know the earliest signs of breast cancer?
a. Definitely
b. Don’t have a clue
c. Have some vague idea

Scoring
Mostly A’s
Congratulations, you are a real health police when it comes on to your body. You are one of those persons who will detect the slightest change and act quickly on it.

Mostly B’s
Wake up! You need to be more vigilant about your breasts. You don’t want to be caught off guard do you?

Mostly C’s
You are on the brink of getting careless about your health…but it’s not too late for you. Stop putting off for tomorrow what can be done today.

– Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

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Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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