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Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Pink Ribbon

October is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH and the PINK RIBBON is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women across the world. It is a malignant tumor originating in the cells of the breasts. Cancer develops when cells grow and multiply abnormally. Though breast cancer generally occurs in females, 1% male population is also susceptible to the disease.

Signs to look out for:
- a lump / thickening of the breast
- a change in shape or colour of the breast
- discharge from the nipple ( blood/ clear )
- dimpling or puckering of the skin of the breast
- changes in size or shape of the breast
- abnormal and persist pain

- hereditary
- increasing age
- obesity
- excess alcohol consumption
These could be some of the causes.

These are some small yet important things one could do to reduce the chances of getting the disease.
- reduce alcohol intake
- maintain a healthy weight
- stay active
- get a mammogram done once a year after 40
- do a self examination once a month atleast

This is a curable disease and the prognosis is good. The treatment depends on the stages of the disease. Early detection has a huge advantage.

I pledge to spread awareness on BREAST CANCER and do my bit. Wear pink this October...


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