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Breast Cancer Awareness

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At Kelly’s Automotive we have experienced the devastating affects of cancer as both a business and a family. We feel it an obligation to raise cancer awareness within our community. We hope to help our community members and their families who are currently fighting cancer by donating a portion of all repairs during the month of October to a local Pike County Cancer Awareness Organization. Keeping the monies raised within our community will help our friends and neighbors in their fight against this awful disease. Please check local establishments for $5.00 Kelly’s Auto Gift cards. That’s right! We are offering you an incentive to come visit us to have our team of expert ASE mechanics maintain, repair or inspect your vehicles so that together we can raise and donate as much money as we can to this worthy cause.

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Fight Like A Girl! Breast Cancer Awareness October 2018

At Kelly’s Automotive we have had many personal experiences with our loved ones, clients and staff dealing with breast cancer. Some have fought hard and won the battle victoriously while others have also fought for their lives and tragically lost. There’s a CURE… and together we can not only help find it but just as importantly save the lives of those we love by raising awareness about prevention and early detection of this awful disease!

We Need Your Help! Our goal this month is to reach as many people as we can and share the following 10 things that may just save a life and we need your help! For every like or share this post receives on Facebook or Instagram we are going to donate $1.00 to breast cancer research up to $300.00! Hey! We already went out and got the “BIG CHECK!” Now we can only humbly ask our follows, families and friends to help us help those we love!

10 Things To Know That Can Save Your Life!

1. Your Family History- plays a role and can increase your risk of developing cancer. There are three genes, BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2, which can increase the possibility of breast and ovarian cancers when mutated. When these genes are passed down from one or both of your parents, your risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer increases significantly. So if you have a family history of these cancers please opt for genetic testing. It’s quite simple! It is done by examining your blood or saliva.

2. You Might Not Even Know- You may have breast cancer and not even know it because you do not have any visible clues. Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels within the breast tissue. It may be an indication of the body’s additional supply of blood aimed at pre-existing breast tumors. The best way of detecting the condition is through a thermography because unlike mammograms, this unique technique goes to the target under the surface and into the tissue.

3. Mammograms- Getting a mammogram can help detect breast cancer early and increase the odds of successful treatment. Small doses of radiation are used to perform the specialized x-ray of the breasts and can produce images of the cancer two to three years before it can be physically detected. For an accurate reading, the breasts are pressed between the machine plates, and most women agree it is only an uncomfortable, rather than painful, procedure.

3. There’s An App For Everything- If you’re a smartphone users you have no excuse for forgetting to check the signs and symptoms of breast cancer since an app can be downloaded for free. The app’s visual reminders include the best times to check your breasts, including in the shower and while applying lotion. It comes with quizzes which can be shared on social media to encourage your friends and to promote early detection. It is a simple and convenient tool for the tech savvy.

4. Early Detection- One of the most critical tests for early detection is the Breast Self Exam (BSE). Visual clues can sometimes be obvious and include any of the following changes: Dimpling, puckering of the skin, or bulging of the breast tissue. Nipples can change in position or become inverted, a rash can develop, and soreness and swelling can occur. It is recommended to do the BSE early in a menstrual cycle and make notes so comparisons can be done monthly.

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