Breast cancer awareness month is the 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.
Now ad days Breast cancer stands as the top cancer in women worldwide. And this is increasing in developing countries and is diagnosed in late stages.
All over this month’s breast cancer awareness program is being held and also this month is regarded as “Pink October”.
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 human. Breast cancer is one of top cancer found in females. Breast cancer is not only in females but also is found in less amount in males too.
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 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?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been 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 had 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.
Why Breast cancer awareness month?
Breast cancer in females is the top cancer worldwide. Breast cancer is found increasing in developing countries with developing breast cancer lumps. Breast Cancer Awareness month’s 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 months is to increase attention and early detection
The main aim is to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection, and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 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.
The awareness month also called pink October is celebrated all over the world. The man aim of celebrating is to spread awareness regarding the breast cancer