Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 is held in October in many Countries. Schedule your routine mammogram and breast check today.

Breast Awareness

What is breast awareness?

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023“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 Awareness: Know What To Look For, Breast Cancer Network Australia explain:

““I felt a lump,” is a common phrase for those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis, but there are many other symptoms or warning signs to watch for:

  • A new lump in your breast or underarm (armpit)
  • Thickening or swelling of part of your breast
  • Irritation or dimpling of your breast skin
  • Redness or flaky skin in your nipple area or your breast
  • Pulling in of your nipple or pain in your nipple area
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • Any change in the size or the shape of your breast
  • Pain in any area of your breast”.

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.

Find free and low-cost breast and cervical cancer screenings in your area – National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection ProgramYour 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 (United States) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention elaborate on:

“CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) provides breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to women who have low incomes and are uninsured or underinsured”.

Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk

What is the association between drinking alcohol and breast cancer risk?

In Drinking Alcohol the (United States) elaborate on:

“Research consistently shows that drinking alcoholic beverages — beer, wine, and liquor — increases a woman’s risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Alcohol also may increase breast cancer risk by damaging DNA in cells.

Compared to women who don’t drink at all, women who have three alcoholic drinks per week have a 15% higher risk of breast cancer. Experts estimate that the risk of breast cancer goes up another 10% for each additional drink women regularly have each day.”

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Last Updated: 03 October 2023 – Last Revised: 24 September 2023