what is breast cancer awareness month?

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breast cancer awareness month
breast cancer awareness month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a month which is being started a few years back to explore the awareness of breast cancer all over the world. Data showed that Breast cancer is being diagnosed as a quarter of new cancer cases among women.

Nowadays days Breast cancer stands as the top cancer in women worldwide. This is increasing in developing countries and is diagnosed in late stages.

This month’s breast cancer awareness program is being held and this month is regarded as Pink October.

We know the breast cancer awareness month information on this post here.

what is breast cancer awareness month
what is breast cancer awareness month

What is Breast Cancer?

Before knowing the breast cancer awareness program, let’s know briefly about Breast cancer. Breast cancer is simply the cancer of the breast or the mammary gland of a human. Breast cancer is one of the top cancers found in females. Breast cancer is not only in females but also found in less amount in males.

Mental health is also one of the important parts of cancer. Before knowing about let’s know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

  • Breast Pain (Mastalgia)
  • Breast engorgement
  • Breast Lumps
  • Irritation and change in breast Skin
  • Redness of breast nipple and surroundings
  • Pulling of the nipple to the abnormal area
  • discharge from nipple

 

Signs of breast cancer

  • lumps on the breast and axilla region (could be breast cancer lumps)
  • Redness, swelling, and darkening of the breast
  • dimpling over the skin of the breast
  • unexpected changes in breast size and shape
  • continuous pain in a specific area that doesn’t go away
  • foul or unappropriated nipple discharge
  • a sore and rash over the nipple
  • ingrowing of nipple

 

When is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

october is breast cancer awareness month

This month is recognized and celebrated all over the world to make aware of breast cancer in the month of October every year.

As this month has been declared as the pink October there have been lots of breast cancer awareness programs celebrated from the local level, national level, and international level.

The symbol of the day is the pink ribbon. Pink October is also known as Pink Ribbon Month

 

Why Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

The October Breast Cancer Month is observed in October month every year to increase awareness about breast cancer, promote early detection, and support individuals affected by this disease

Breast cancer in females is the top cancer worldwide. Breast cancer is found increasing in developing countries with developing breast cancer lumps. The main aim is to raise awareness regarding breast cancer.

During this month different programs are being performed to give knowledge about the cause of breast cancer, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer diagnosis, and breast cancer treatment. With all above these, the main aim of this breast cancer awareness month is to increase attention and early detection

Aim of the Pink October 

The main aim is listed as follows

  • to increase attention and support for the awareness,
  • early detection, and
  • treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

The  Awareness Month of breast cancer helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.

Raising general public awareness of the breast cancer problem is one of the keys to early detection in order to improve breast cancer outcomes and treatment which will definitely improve the survival rate of breast cancer patients.

 

Conclusion :

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign held in October to increase awareness of breast cancer, promote early detection and screening, and raise funds for research and support for those affected by the disease.

 

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