Congratulations on taking the first step towards breast health!
Buddy Check is a nationally recognized program brought to you locally by Bluegrass Family Health and WAVE 3.
To be a buddy is as simple as 1-2-3
- Get a buddy (a family member, friend or co-worker);
- Place the stickers on your calendar on the same day of every month (if you are still menstruating, place the stickers a few days after your menstrual period) and;
- Check with your buddy on the third of every month to remind each other about breast self-examinations and ask, "Did you do it?"
Print the information provided to you by this web page to help you with your monthly self-exam. If you find a lump, call your physician immediately.
More than 40 cities in the U.S. participate in the Buddy Check program, involving more than a half million people. The program encourages all participants to recognize that breast self-examination is just one part of a three-part program for the early detection of breast cancer recommended by the American Cancer Society.
This program includes monthly breast self-exams beginning at age 20, clinical breast exams by a physician every three years after age 20 and yearly after age 40, and an annual mammogram after age 40.
Click here to sign up for Buddy Check now!