Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here again and ZGlove is a proud supporter. In an effort to do our part in spreading the word about this terrible disease, ZGlove would like to share some basic information about breast cancer and where you can find out more.
Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. To better understand breast cancer, it helps to understand how any cancer can develop.
Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. The genes are in each cell’s nucleus, which acts as the “control room” of each cell. Normally, the cells in our bodies replace themselves through an orderly process of cell growth: healthy new cells take over as old ones die out. But over time, mutations can “turn on” certain genes and “turn off” others in a cell. That changed cell gains the ability to keep dividing without control or order, producing more cells just like it and forming a tumor.
A tumor can be benign (not dangerous to health) or malignant (has the potential to be dangerous). Benign tumors are not considered cancerous: their cells are close to normal in appearance, they grow slowly, and they do not invade nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors are cancerous. Left unchecked, malignant cells eventually can spread beyond the original tumor to other parts of the body.
The term “breast cancer” refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. Usually breast cancer either begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple. Less commonly, breast cancer can begin in the stromal tissues, which include the fatty and fibrous connective tissues of the breast.
Over time, cancer cells can invade nearby healthy breast tissue and make their way into the underarm lymph nodes, small organs that filter out foreign substances in the body. If cancer cells get into the lymph nodes, they then have a pathway into other parts of the body. The breast cancer’s stage refers to how far the cancer cells have spread beyond the original tumor
There are steps every person can take to help the body stay as healthy as possible, such as eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol, and exercising regularly (learn what you can do to manage breast cancer risk factors). While these may have some impact on your risk of getting breast cancer, they cannot eliminate the risk. Be a part of the solution, get involved and spread the word, knowledge is power! To find out more information about how you can support the fight, find resources and get involved go to http://www.breastcancer.org
And don’t forget to dress for the occassion! ZGlove is having our annual Breast Cancer Awareness SALE on ZGlove Performance Skin Protection Sleeve’s. Show your support proudly by wearing your favorite ZGlove protection sleeves in powerful PINK! Get permanent SPF50+ UV protection and all the circulation and support your muscles and joints need all in one with ZGlove!
Millions of people enjoy body art of some kind these days. Full sleeve tattoos are among the most popular. The only caveat is that many employers require these body art forms to be covered up during work hours. This can create a dilemma because now you have to wear long sleeve shirts or jackets all the time which affects regulating your body temperature when you don’t need long sleeves, and meeting dress code requirements with alternative methods of covering up.
Introducing ZGlove, the economical solution for covering up those full-sleeve tattoos at work with added benefits included. We’ve all seen those basic sleeves available at uniform shops, they’re a great simple way of covering up in a snap, slip them on your arms, slip them off, no extra layer of clothing on your torso to just cover your arms. They typically run around $30 or so a pair.
Well ZGlove manufactures the same product but takes it quite a bit farther by adding medical grade mild graduating compression to help sooth and maintain circulation throughout your work day. And if that isn’t enough, we’ve added quick dry wicking functionality and permanent SPF50+ UV protection that will not wash out! Best of all, we provide this superior product at a savings to you! When you combine our benefits, it’s the only smart choice.
Now that’s a Sleeve baby! You’re actually getting 7-in-one protection with ZGloveperformance sleeves if you consider the following:
A simple economical made in the USA way to cover up your tattoos Mild Graduating Compression to sooth muscles and joints help prevent lactic acid buildup Skin Protection from cuts, scratches, splashes, abrasions and friction burns SPF50+ UV Protection that will not wash out Quick Dry and Wicking moisture with antimicrobial functions to keep garment smelling fresh that will not wash out 4-way stretch Second-Skin fit for comfort during range of motion Double layer fabric design, keeps compression longer, protects skin better and extends life of usefulness.
You and ZGlove are a winning combination when you order your sleeves in the colors of your choice to match your uniform or work attire. Need company or team branding? Give us a call; we can do special orders to accommodate your company logo, brand or colors.
Don’t just cover up, cover up with ZGlove performance skin protection sleeves and get more than you bargained for!