GLOSS Issue 3 ( September / October 2017 ) - Page 32

PA R E N T I N G The Five Steps Of Conducting A Self-Exam 1. With your shoulders straight and arms on your hips, examine your chest in the mirror for a change in size, shape or colour, especially keeping an eye out for common signs and symptoms. 2. Raise your arms straight up and inspect along the same parameters. 3. Ensure that no fluid came out from one or both nipples during Steps 1 and 2. 4. Lie down with your right arm behind your head, and then use your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm touch with the first few finger pads (keep them flat and together), moving in a circular motion starting in the middle, and covering your entire breast from collarbone to abdomen and armpit to cleavage. Then repeat for your other side. 5. Follow Step 4’s patterns while standing or sitting. If you notice any change or irregularity, please seek medical attention. There are men and women who feel shy, even ashamed, and put off getting a consult; this is wrong. Your health far surpasses your comfort level, and in the end you are better off for setting an appointment with your doctor. Get Involved In The Community P akistan, in comparison to most developed countries, has little coverage and campaigning going on regarding breast cancer. In fact, Pakistan still has no national cancer registry in spite of increasing reports of the disease in young girls, said Omer Aftab, founder and CEO of Pink Ribbon Pakistan the only volunteer- driven campaign of its kind, in Pakistan, dedicated to working on the issue of breast cancer by raising awareness and funds to battle the rising statistics. β€œ70 per cent of breast cancer patients are already at Stage III by the time they reach out for medical support,” Aftab added. Launched in 2004, Pink Ribbon runs a number of programmes nationwide – youth awareness, community outreach, advisory services, and national screening as well as offering a Nutritional and Physical Activity (NUPA) guide, in an effort to raise awareness and remove any stigma associated with breast cancer that stops patients from 32 seek ₯Ήœ‘•±ΐΈ+Šq•ΝΑ₯Ρ”Ρ‘”™…ΠΡ‘…Ё‰Ι•…ΝЁ…Ή•Θ₯́ΝΡ₯±°„Ν•ΉΝ₯Ρ₯Ω”Ρ½Α₯Œ)₯ΈA…­₯ΝΡ…Έ°έ”‘…Ω”Ν•±˜΅ΝΥΝΡ…₯Ή•Ρ‘₯́₯Ή₯Ρ₯…Ρ₯Ω”½Ή±δ½Έ)ΑΥ‰±₯ŒΑ‘₯±…ΉΡ‘Ι½Αδέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ…Ήδ‘½Ή½Θ)™ΥΉ‘₯ΉœΈ+ŠqΉέ‘₯±”έ”‘…Ω”΅…‘”Ν•Ι₯½ΎΝΡΙ₯‘•Μ)₯Έ•ΝΡ…‰±₯Ν‘₯ΉœΡ‘”₯ΝΝΥ”₯Έ΅…₯ΉΝΡΙ•…΄)΅•‘₯„°½Υȁɕ…°…‘₯•Ω•΅•ΉΠ₯́ё”€Μΐ)Α•Θ•ΉΠ₯ΉΙ•…Ν”₯ΈΑ…Ρ₯•ΉΠΡΥΙΈ΄΅Υΐ)…Ё‰Ι•…ΝЁ±₯Ή₯ΜΉ…Ρ₯½Ήέ₯‘”Ν₯Ή”Ρ‘”)₯Ή•ΑΡ₯½Έ½˜Ρ‘₯́…΅Α…₯Έ³ŠtΝ…₯™Ρ…ˆΈ) ΥΙΙ•ΉΡ±δ°Ρ‘”½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½Έ₯́₯ΈΡ‘”)ΑΙ½•Ν́½˜Ν•ΡΡ₯ΉœΥΐA…­₯ΝΡ…»Šé™₯ΙΝΠ)‘•‘₯…Ρ•‰Ι•…ΝЁ…Ή•Θ‘½ΝΑ₯Ρ…°Έ+Šq%Ёέ₯±°‰”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘”™Ι•”΅½˜΅½ΝЁ‘₯…Ή½ΝΡ₯ŒΝ•ΙΩ₯•ΜΡΌ…±°)έ½΅•Έ…±½Ήœέ₯Ρ Ι•±•Ω…ΉΠΡΙ•…Ρ΅•ΉΡΜƒŠL…±°ΥΉ‘•Θ½Ή”Ι½½˜³Št)Ν…₯™Ρ…ˆΈ)e½Τ…Έ‘•±ΐ½ΥЁ₯Έ΅…Ήδέ…εΜ°‰δΩ½±ΥΉΡ••Ι₯Ήœ½Θ‘½Ή…Ρ₯ΉœΈ)½Θ΅½Ι”₯Ή™½Ι΅…Ρ₯½Έ°Ω₯Ν₯ЁΑ₯Ή­Ι₯‰‰½ΈΉ½ΙœΉΑ¬