Buddy-2-Buddy check

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Remember to check Sunday, December 2

Call your partner and remind them!


    Morgan County News and S.H.O.C. (Survivors Helping Others Cope) is proud to present Buddy-2-Buddy, a program designed to help you to remember to remind your buddy to perform their self breast cancer exam. 
    The program works by reminding everybody to pick a buddy and on the second day of every month, call them and remind them to check for signs. By checking for breast cancer, lives can be saved through prevention. Buddy-2-Buddy is a local community effort to save lives sponsored by Morgan County News and S.H.O.C.


How to do a self-check

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.
Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for any changes.
Step 3: While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).
Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast.
Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting.


What to look for

• Breasts that are not their usual size, shape and color.
• Breasts that are unevenly shaped with visible distortion or swelling.
• Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin.
• A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out).
• Redness, soreness, rash or swelling.
• If you see any of theses signs, schedule an appointment with a doctor.