The Importance of Raising Breast Cancer Awareness

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

image 3 (2)October is that crucial month in a year when we switch our focus to breast cancer, and women struggling with it. However, is this one month, 30 days really enough?

Once a woman discovers the problem, she has to face the fact that she is living with it all year long, and so the rest of us should be there to support her.

Breast cancer is one of the most serious diseases of modern world, and although there are treatments, and many women managed to cure it, there is no permanent solution to the problem.

Even if you are not the one facing the problem yourself, you need to raise awareness and warn others of the risks that come with the breast cancer.

What is Pink Ribbon?

Even though it is just a small piece of pink cloth, this ribbon carries an important message. When you see someone wearing it on their clothes, walking down the street, it immediately reminds you of breast cancer, and the presence of this problem in the world.

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The least you can do is wear it, and show that you are aware of the troubles some are in, encourage positive thinking, and by raising awareness, women will pay more attention to their body, and so lower the risk of cancer.

Get Your Facts Together

Like with anything in life, you can not talk about something you know nothing about. You will not be able to educate others, if you are not educated about the topic yourself. At least today, in the internet era, it is easy to find out everything you need to know.

Just go online and do a thorough research on the topic: what are the first major symptoms of breast cancer, what can you do to discover it, what are the phases of the disease, how to cure it, and face the problem in general. The more you know, the more you will help.

Regular Doctor’s, or Self-Exam

image 5 (1)Every girl, when she reaches her teen years, is advised to pay annual visits to the doctor and do a regular check up. Now there are two problems that might occur: first, that girls at that age do not take it as seriously as they should, and second one is that working women or full time mothers have so many daily obligations that they put off their trip to the doctor’s office.

What you need to do is constantly remind them of the risks they are taking by neglecting their health, but also inform them that they are able to check for abnormalities themselves.

It is easy to feel with the tip of your fingers whether there are any swellings on, or under, the skin, or changes in the shape of the nipple. If they do notice that something is not right, an urgent check up needs to become an obligatory item on their list.

Campaigning

Important thing to know is that you are not alone, and there are many people out there who are also willing to help. Once you meet with them, you might start thinking about organizing a campaign, not only to raise awareness in people, but also collect money and invest it in finding a cure for breast cancer. Promote yourself via internet, social networks, but even offline, in the streets.

We already mentioned wearing pink ribbon, but you can also invest in other promotional material. So set up a stall at the corner and give out promotional products in different colors, pink bracelets, badges, and even earrings.

Stop people on their way to work, school, or a coffee shop, and ask for a few minutes of their time to tell them something that they might not know about the issue that is all around them.

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If they have no time, prepare leaflets and pamphlets with the basic information about breast cancer, and simply give them out. Yes, some of them will end up in the nearest trash bin, but others will get to people.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is second most common kind of cancer in the world, and if discovered in its early stages, it is completely treatable. However, people should be informed about it, most importantly about what to do if they are the ones facing the problem.

In the end, the most important thing is to keep thinking positive, as it is the first step to solving any problem, and curing any disease.

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