In the past decade or so, there has been a boom in the production and sales of breast cancer-related items, from headbands to phone cases to backpacks, all with the goal of raising money to research breast cancer cures. Why is this? According to, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. This year, in fact, it became the most common cancer globally. Around one in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. Because of these statistics, it is important that women get screened for breast cancer and perform self exams regularly. For those who are advocates of women’s health, a breast cancer survivor or have a loved one who is a survivor, or for those who simply want to increase awareness of breast cancer in America, consider adding Wholesale Sock Deal’s variety of breast cancer-themed socks to your wardrobe!

Breast Cancer Screening Methods


In 2021, over 281,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and over 49,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. About 85% of cases happen in women who have no family history of breast cancer, making regular screening even more important. Screening is a search for signs of disease before the disease takes hold in the body. It is crucial for women to receive screening in order to catch any cancer before it becomes a severe case. Fortunately, there are several preventative measures women can take to check for breast cancer. 



The primary way for women to get screened for breast cancer is by undergoing a mammogram from their gynecologist. A mammogram X-rays the breast tissue and can easily find abnormalities in the breast. The CDC notes that a mammogram is currently the best way to spot breast cancer early. Women should start receiving mammograms at the age of 50 through the age of 74. Women aged 40 to 49 should speak with their doctor regularly to discuss whether screening should begin sooner.


Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

A breast MRI uses radio waves and magnets to check the breast tissue of women who may have a higher risk of developing this type of cancer. It is not recommended that women of average risk get a breast MRI as a way of being screened as MRIs can show abnormalities when none are actually present.


Breast Self Exam


It is important that women are familiar with the shape and feel of their breasts so that they can spot abnormalities as they arise. Breast exams combined with regular screening increases the chances of detecting breast cancer early before it becomes severe. A breast exam is not the only way to screen for breast cancer but it can work well in conjunction with other types of screening. recommends that women regularly perform self exams. 

To perform a self-exam, women should examine their breasts in the mirror, looking for any discoloration or a change in shape. Next, they should lay down and use their right hand to feel their left breast, then switch. Start out the outside and move in circles, working their way in and feeling for any lumps. Women can also feel their breasts while standing to check for any differences.

If women see dimpling, puckering, an inverted nipple, redness, a rash or swelling, it might be time to call the doctor. However, a lump does not necessarily indicate cancer. Many women have lumps in their breasts all the time which are benign. A doctor will be able to take the information learned from a self exam and pair it with appropriate next steps if applicable.

Supporting Breast Cancer Research

There are more than 3.8 million women in the United States with a history of breast cancer, and so many women are diagnosed each year with breast cancer. You may wonder how you can support breast cancer research and do your part in helping to find a cure. One of the best ways to do that is by purchasing breast cancer awareness gear. Proceeds from these types of items generally go toward research organizations such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Wholesale Sock Deals sells a wide variety of breast cancer socks to increase breast cancer awareness. We offer everything from fuzzy socks to ankle socks that you can buy in bulk. Support your loved ones who have survived breast cancer, support those going through the journey, support women’s health, and increase awareness of breast cancer by visiting today!