Breast Cancer Awareness Month is marked in Australia, the United States and “countries across the World every October”.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

In Breast Cancer Awareness Month In October, the World Health Organization elaborate on:

“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”.

Breast Awareness

What is breast awareness?

In Breast Cancer Awareness, Cancer Australia explain:

Breast Awareness
“Breast awareness is important for women of all ages, even if you’re having regular mammograms. You don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts. Take the time to get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts as part of everyday activities like showering, dressing, putting on body lotion or simply looking in the mirror. Knowing what is normal for you will help you to detect any new breast or nipple changes”.

Changes To Look For

What are some breast changes to look for?

In Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Be Breast Aware, Cancer Australia note:

Breast Awareness
“Changes to look for include:

  • A new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
  • A change in the size or shape of your breast
  • A change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
  • A nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
  • A change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
  • An unusual pain that doesn’t go away.
Most changes aren’t due to breast cancer but it’s important to see your doctor without delay if you notice any of these changes”.

Breast Cancer Screening

Where may women may find information about breast cancer screening or early detection programs?

Women may find information about breast cancer screening or early detection programs from their health care provider or their country’s equivalent of a local community health center, national and/or state Department/Center/Institute of Aging/Cancer/Disease Control and Prevention/Health/Human Services.

In Cancer Prevention and Control: Breast Cancer Awareness the (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) elaborate on:

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms”.

Your country may have a breast cancer early detection program similar to the CDC’s program. In National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP): Find A Screening Provider Near You the CDC elaborate on:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019

“CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States”.

Links

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Last Updated: 08 October 2019 – Last Revised: 30 September 2019
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