There is one thing that you can do every month – for free – to increase your chance of travelling longer. It is easy, and it only takes 5 minutes. I learnt a lot about this while preparing for my trip to climb Kilimanjaro.

This trip was special as we associated it with an important cause: raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. This is a quick overview of what I discovered – please read it although it is not travel-related, as it really could save your life. If you are not convinced, have a look at this article about a fellow 23-year-old traveller who found out late she has breast cancer – as her young age and a bad doctor diagnosis got in the way. She is now spending the rest of her life raising awareness about the importance of self-examination.

Did you know that?

What to look for during the self-examination:

boobs check

The best moment to do it is when your hormones are low, during women periods boobs can change so it is not ideal. I have added below a screenshot from Coppafeel explaining well what we need to check.

What if something feels wrong?ย  Some of these changes can be hormonal, but it is important to know them, monitor them, and react if they persist. Donโ€™t panic if something has changed. Give it a few days and if it continues, go to a doctor to get advice. Remember that if you detect the disease early, the chances of recovery are high!

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  1. Jessie

    What a great post! Too often we forget about small things, which may have big effects. I’ll make sure to examine myself. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Eloise

      Thank you, Jessie! Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Katrina

    Thanks for this reminder! I’ve had this scare way too many times. Turns out, I just have lumpy boobs. But it’s something I check often.

    1. Eloise

      That’s a very good habit, Katrina! I’m sorry you got scared but it’s a good thing there was nothing wrong!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Melanie

    great post. I agree early detection is key and extremely important

    1. Eloise

      Thank you, Melanie. Let’s spread the word ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Eloise

      Thanks, Jennifer. I’d be happy if it could help some young women…!

    1. Eloise

      Thank you, Shannon. Yes, it’s crucial! But so many young women don’t realise it!

  4. Thank you for this post and the picture to go with it so that we can actually see what to check for!

    1. Eloise

      No worries, Taria. The picture is from Coppafeel (coppafeel.org/boob-check). I find it really helpful too so I want to share it!

    1. Eloise

      Thanks for reading, Brittany!

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