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