The first thing you should know about breasts is that they are all unique. They come in all shapes and sizes – some are round, some are tear-drop; some are big, and some are small. Nipples can be pink, brown or black, like your skin tone, and can also vary in shape and size, even on the same girl! Like fingerprints, no two breasts are alike.
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Knowing what’s normal for your breasts can help you notice changes. You can do this by checking them regularly and becoming aware of how your breasts look and feel. You can do this any time, like when you’re:
If you see any changes or anything unusual, talk to your doctor. It could save your life!
If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If do smoke, think about quitting. Keep away from second-hand smoke.Be aware!
Know the risks for breast cancer and what you can do to avoid them.Check your breasts!
Know what’s normal for you and what’s not.Drop that remote and get active!
Stay fit by exercising regularly, eating well, and avoiding alcohol.
There are lots of things you can do today to reduce your risk of getting breast cancer in the future. The biggest impact you can have on reducing your risk is to make healthy choices when you’re young because this is when your breasts are changing the most.
Living a smoke-free life can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer in the future!
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