BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2021
Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2021
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed in October each year to raise awareness about the disease’s effects.
“Come Forward & RISE together to support women in need!”
Breast Cancer Awareness
The Breast Cancer Awareness is a campaign that aims to increase awareness and decrease the stigma associated with breast cancer by providing information on symptoms and treatment options. Supporters believe that increased awareness will lead to early identification of breast cancer, which has been linked to a higher long-term survival rate, and that funds donated for breast cancer research will lead to long-term, sustainable therapy.
The pink ribbon is the most visible sign of breast cancer awareness, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in many countries.
What’s the first step?
Breast cancer is caused by a genetic defect, to put it simply. Breast cancer is caused by an anomaly that you inherit from your mother or father in a very small percentage of cases (5-10%). The vast majority are caused by anomalies that occur as a result of natural aging and bodily wear and tear. The majority of breast cancers are discovered in women aged 50 and older, indicating that aging is the most significant risk factor. A family history of breast cancer, a lack of physical exercise, and excess weight or obesity after menopause are all risk factors.
What can I do if I’m not sure whether I have it?
The signs and symptoms of breast cancer differ from person to person. The following are some of the warning signs:
- A new lump in the breast or underarm is a sign that something is wrong.
- Dimpling or irritation of the breast skin
- Swelling or thickening of a portion of the breast
- Breast pain at any location
- The nipple region is in pain or is being pulled in.
- Breasts with redness or dry skin
- Other than breast milk, nipple discharge might include blood.
- Any change in the breast’s size or form
EARLY DETECTION CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE, SO DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE.
Mammography is a straightforward; regular screenings that can help discover breast cancer sooner rather than later when symptoms emerge. Women over the age of 40 should have a mammogram regularly. If you’re at a higher risk for breast cancer, you should start getting mammograms sooner rather than later.