October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out the ways you can get involved and support our work during the month. It is a worldwide annual campaign taking place in October, involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.
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Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates, and that money raised for breast cancer will produce a reliable, permanent cure. Breast cancer advocacy and awareness efforts are a type of health advocacy. Breast cancer advocates raise funds and lobby for better care, more knowledge, and more patient empowerment.
Lorraine launches a new campaign to raise awareness of checking regularly for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, by placing Change and Check stickers in changing rooms across the country. In the UK over 55, women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chances of successful treatment. Mum of three and Lorraine producer, Helen Addis, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April after a feature with Dr.
Omolola SalakoVictor I. Breast cancer is a major disease in Nigeria; in27, new occurrences were diagnosed, and the number of mortalities was 13, The mortality rates are high mainly because of a lack of awareness about breast health, screening guidelines, and treatment centers, and because of sociocultural barriers.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease. There are about 1. Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries.
The increased prevalence of breast cancer in recent years characterized by young age and delayed presentation has alerted women to randomly seek medical advice randomly. Breast cancer awareness programs are scarce and when available function on a very limited scale. In an attempt to increase cancer awareness among women, school teachers were targeted as missionaries to the community.