Introducing QV Self Check Breast Cream
I’m so excited to be telling you about QV Self Check Breast Cream as I think it’s going to be a game-changer for so many women.
I discovered that I had breast cancer when I was in the shower one morning. I was in the middle of weaning my second baby and my breasts were, well, deflating a little every day.
Whilst washing, I found a lump. Not just a small lump either. It was the size of a grape, 2.5cms to be exact.
I immediately made an appointment with my doctor and just a few days later after scans and a biopsy, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
When the shock subsided I questioned whether there was anything I could have done to find out sooner. Had I missed something?
Those who have breastfed will know that your breasts really aren’t your own when you’re breastfeeding. Even so though, 2.5cms, how did I miss that?
I’ll tell you how I missed it, I was not doing regular breast self checks.
Could I have found the lump earlier? I don’t know and I don’t dwell on it. However I do encourage my friends, female and male, to check their own breasts regularly. I encourage them often!
I know I’m not alone because a recent study showed women aged 25 to 39 rarely or never self-check their breasts.
I can’t stress enough that this needs to change. Had I not found the lump in my breast as early as I had, well it might have been a very different story. So when QV got in touch to tell me about their new campaign, I knew it was a product that all women need to have on their bathroom shelf.
QV, who you will know and love as a fabulous Aussie made and owned skincare brand, have partnered with the McGrath Foundation to turn an everyday moisturiser like QV cream into a valuable asset to identify changes that could possibly be an early sign of breast cancer.
It’s the QV Self Check Breast Cream and it’s been designed to help women self-check their breasts as part of their everyday skincare process.
So busy women can incorporate this simple step into their current skincare routine! If you’re like I was, someone who forgot to do the checks, popping this step into your regular skincare routine is going to become a habit and action that you just do. No need to set aside extra time. No excuses.
I can't stress enough how important self checking your breasts is – I found my Breast Cancer early, any later and it could be a different story. @qvskincare just made self checks even easier to pop into your skincare routine – plus your girls will love it! Pop to your local pharmacy and pick up your QV Self Check Breast cream – $2 is donated from each purchase to @mcgrathfoundation! Grab yours, post a photo of your favourite bra on social media using #IPledgeToCheck – look after your skin and your future. #breastcancer #sp
I just know this is going to result in so many more women getting to know their bodies better and seeing when changes occur. Plus your ‘ladies’ deserve to be looked after!
If you are unsure how to self-check your breasts, there is a detailed guide on each pack and I also recommend asking your GP to show you how to do your own whenever you next visit.
Additionally, $2 from every pack sold will go directly to the McGrath Foundation, a charity so close to my heart. It will be available exclusively to pharmacies.
This amazing product is going to be released in October this year for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I will be stocking up. On the subject of stockings – wouldn’t this be a great stocking filler gift for Christmas for your female friends, mums, sisters and more?
One of my favourite celebrities, Kate Ritchie, is leading this campaign as a QV Skincare Ambassador!
I can’t stress enough how important it is to get to know your bodies. Know them well, know when things have changed.
I found my breast cancer early and thank goodness I did.
Now, off you pop to self check your breasts please!