Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is held every October in every country in the world, is a month that helps to increase the interest in this disease and provide support to raise awareness of its seriousness and early detection and treatment, as well as providing patients with reduced care for its impact.
About 1.38 million new cases of “breast cancer“ and 458,000 deaths from the disease occur annually (according to estimates by the International Agency for Research on Cancer Globocan 2008). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer among women in the developed and developing world alike. In recent years, cancer rates have been steadily rising in low- and middle-income countries because of increased life expectancy, high rates of urbanization and Western lifestyles.
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There is currently insufficient knowledge of the causes of breast cancer, so early detection remains the cornerstone of disease control. There is a high chance that breast cancer will be cured if it is detected early and the means to diagnose and treat it are available. If detected late, however, the chance of treatment is often missed, a situation in which patients and their families need to be provided with palliative care to alleviate their suffering.
Low-income and middle-income countries are plagued by the majority of deaths (269,000), where most women diagnose breast cancer only at late stages, mainly due to a lack of awareness of early detection and obstacles to access to services. Health to cure.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting the implementation of comprehensive breast cancer control programs as part of the implementation of national control plans. Low- and middle-income countries are recommended to adopt early detection strategies to detect early signs and symptoms and to conduct clinical examinations of visible breasts. A mammogram implies a high cost and is only feasible in countries with a well-established health infrastructure to afford a long-term program