Bright Pink is committed to helping you become your own best advocate for your health. There are many things you can do to protect your health and discussing and understanding your family health history is one that is extremely important. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 and Bright Pink wants you to #GoAskYourMother about your family health history.
Breast and ovarian cancer are often linked in families, collecting your history can help you understand where you fall on the risk spectrum.
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime and 1 in 75 women will develop ovarian cancer. If there’s family history of these cancers the risk could be higher. Having one first degree relative with breast cancer can increase risk by twofold. Also, a genetic predisposition can increase breast cancer risk to up to 87% and ovarian cancer risk up to 54%.
We want you to use this Mother’s Day as an opportunity to begin an important dialogue with Mom (and ask Dad, too!)
Don’t know where to start? Bright Pink has you covered. In an effort to get this important conversation rolling we created a Family Health History form.
Help us spread the word! Snap a picture with Mom, tag Bright Pink, and use the hashtag #GoAskYourMother on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit GoAskYourMother.org for more details.
Happy Mother’s Day!