Worldwide, the month of October is dedicated to breast cancer. Millions of women around the world gather together to create awareness and tell their survival stories. Free screening is also made available. Although most women are at risk of the degenerative disease, young girls should be made aware of this too. The incidence of breast cancer in teenage girls is small, it is never too early to teach your young daughter about breast health and breast cancer prevention, especially if you have a family history of the disease.
Here are some helpful tips on how to talk to your daughter about breast health, along with other reliable information.
While breast cancer still has no cure, education and early detection programs continue to be some of the strongest defenses against the disease. To that end, you need to teach your girls to what is normal for their own breasts and to talk to their doctors about any changes because it is never too early to learn how to maintain breast health.
Remember, prevention is better than cure!