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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Motives is proud to bring forth wide spread discussion about breast cancer. Our team has put together an incredibly empowering campaign, specifically for October in featuring seven extraordinary breast cancer survivors, representing seven different countries.

Not only does this campaign show the strength and resilience of these women and breast cancer survivors alike, we’re hoping it’ll convey that real beauty comes from each woman’s bravery to share their challenges.

We’d like to personally introduce Penny, from Melbourne, Australia. She has overcome the extreme challenges that come with breast cancer and had to get a lumpectomy. Three years later and Penny is cancer free, happy and hopeful for her beautiful future.

 

In spreading awareness about breast cancer, we’d like to provide some resources that are Australia based to help both men and women self-examine themselves as an effective preventative measure.

According to the Australian Cancer Council, breast cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death in Australian women after lung cancer. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women (apart from non-melanoma skin cancer). The chance of a woman up to age 85 developing breast cancer is one in eight.

  1. What is a screening mammogram? https://www.cancer.org.au/mammogram
  2. Who should have a regular screening mammogram? http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/breast-screening-1

BreastScreen Australia is Australia’s national breast cancer screening program. Women between the ages of 50 and 74 are invited for a free mammogram every two years. Call 13 20 50 to book an appointment or click here for more information.

Click here to see Penny’s “Get the Look” page: https://au.motivescosmetics.com/learn/get-the-look/breast-cancer-awareness-australia/3259

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