To be very honest, apart from during Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October, breast cancer (or any kind of cancer, really!) is not something I think about very often. Because, let’s just face it, it’s terrifying and depressing, and by some twisted logic you believe that if you don’t think about it, it might never happen to you. Also, when you’re young, you tend to think you are invincible and that you wouldn’t have to worry about these things at least until you are 40, but that’s not entirely the truth. Early detection is key in surviving cancer and for that we need to be more proactive and aware starting now.
We need something that grabs our attention for longer than one month in a year, which is why I was super thrilled to come across the Your Man Reminder video and free app by Rethink Breast Cancer. According to Rethink Breast Cancer, women aren’t checking their breasts often enough, so they’ve got HOT, RIPPED, SHIRTLESS MEN on their app and video to regularly remind us to do so. Because you know it works! 😉 Check out the video-
Isn’t that hilarious?! It’s fun, it’s refreshing, and very effective! I went on their website and downloaded the app in under a minute! This is exactly what we need; something that takes the scariness out of this situation and motivates us into taking action right away.
Apart from the reminders, the app also a) gives you information on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, b) allows you to set reminders for doctor’s appointments, and c) lets you keep notes from the appointments and TLC sessions for easy reference. Install the application from here (for Apple users) and here (for Android users) and don’t forget to recommend it to your friends and family members!
P.S. – If a random man telling you to “touch your breasts” isn’t working for you, you should totally ask your boyfriend/husband to make you similar video clips and reminders featuring him! Now, there’s a plan! 😀