Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Cancer Center
For many years, October has been recognized worldwide as a Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink October is also celebrated in Cancer Center. This event is an annual international health campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease. As part of the campaign, October 15 is the European Breast Cancer Day, symbolized by a pink ribbon.
Some Breast Cancer Facts
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide (25%) and the most common cause of death – 14%. 36% of women living with cancer are breast cancer patients. Certainly, the highest incidence of breast cancer is recorded in industrialized countries (Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain). On the other hand, the lowest incidence occurs in the countries of Africa and Southeast Asia. A factor that significantly increases the risk of developing breast cancer is the presence of a mutation in the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene. Furthermore, the incidence of breast cancer increases with age. That means, in women under 45, cancer is rare, and most cases occur in women over 50. Diagnosis and early detection is crucial for prevention. Regular mammographic examinations (screening) is obligatory, especially in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Common signs and symptoms
- lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit
- a change to the skin, such as dimpling or puckering
- an alteration to the colour of the breast
- a difference in the nipple, for example it has become pulled in (inverted)
- A rash, crusting or changes around the nipple area
- any unusual liquid discharge from either nipple
- any changes in size or shape of the breast
- Pain in breasts all or most of the tim
Check yourself in Breast Cancer Awarness Month
Take a few minutes to check your breasts!. Monitoring them regularly can help you identify changes.
It’s as simple as TLC:
TOUCH – Can you feel anything unusual?
LOOK – Can you see any changes? Does anything look different?
CHECK – If you notice any changes, get them checked out with you GP
Breast Cancer Awarness Month in Cancer Center
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