Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020 is held during October in many Countries throughout the world. Schedule your routine mammogram and breast check.

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: Breast Cancer Awareness – Breast Awareness, Cancer Australia elaborate on:

Breast Awareness Month 2020

“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”.

Breast Changes

What are some breast changes to look for?

In Breast Cancer: Breast Cancer Awareness – Breast Awareness, Cancer Australia also explain:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

“Breast 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 the 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 the breast such as redness or dimpling
  • An unusual pain that doesn’t go away.

Nine out of ten breast changes aren’t due to cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure. If you find a breast change that is unusual for you, see your GP without delay”.

Breast Cancer Screening

Where may women 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 Program Near You the CDC elaborate on:

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

“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”.

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Last Updated: 28 October 2020 – Last Revised: 28 September 2020
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