Breast Cancer 411
Breast Cancer 411
Who Started Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), launched in 1985 by the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, which makes several breast cancer drugs), was originally intended to encourage women to get regular mammograms.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month began in October 1985, when the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries formed a partnership.
Former first lady Betty Ford helped raise awareness as a breast cancer survivor herself. She was diagnosed when her husband former President Gerald Ford served in the White House, shedding more light onto the issue.
Why did they choose pink for breast cancer?
The pink ribbon represents fear of breast cancer, hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and businesses who publicly support the breast cancer movement. It is intended to evoke solidarity with women who currently have breast cancer.
Who started the pink ribbon Campaign?
In 1992, Evelyn H. Lauder co-created the pink ribbon and launched The Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Campaign (formerly The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign), recognizing an urgent need to bring breast cancer to the forefront and put a spotlight on this world health issue.Oct 26, 2017
The initial goal of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was to give women the facts about breast cancer and early detection methods so that they could stay on top of their breast health and prevent cancer.
The movement eventually grew so that medical organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits worked with survivors during the month of October on fundraising initiatives for research, education for women on the importance of regular screening for breast cancer via mammograms, and other early detection methods. Breast cancer survivors and patients are also encouraged to share their stories throughout the month of October.
What are Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs?
The following signs and symptoms should be discussed with a doctor. Many times, the cause of a symptom may be a different medical condition that is not cancer.
· A lump that feels like a hard knot or a thickening in the breast or under the arm. It is important to feel the same area in the other breast to make sure the change is not a part of healthy breast tissue in that area.
· Change in the size or shape of the breast
· Nipple discharge that occurs suddenly, is bloody, or occurs in only 1 breast
· Physical changes, such as a nipple turned inward or a sore located in the nipple area
· Skin irritation or changes, such as puckering, dimpling, scaliness, or new creases
· A warm, red, swollen breast with or without a rash with dimpling resembling the skin of an orange, called “peau d’orange”
· Pain in the breast, particularly breast pain that does not go away. Pain is not usually a symptom of breast cancer, but it should be reported to a doctor.
If you are concerned about any changes you experience, including those listed above as well as other concerning changes that are not, please talk with your doctor. Your doctor will ask how long and how often you have been experiencing the symptom(s), in addition to other questions. This is to help figure out the cause of the problem, called a diagnosis.
How Often Should I Have a Clinical Breast Exam?
You should have a clinical breast exam every one to three years starting at age 20 and every year starting at age 40. A clinical breast exam may be recommended more frequently if you have a strong family history of breast cancer.
What food kills breast cancer cells?
Top Cancer-Fighting Foods
· Folate-Rich Foods.
· Vitamin D.
· Cruciferous Vegetables.
Apr 24, 2006
What day in October do you wear pink for breast cancer?
On Friday 22 October 2021, we will wear pink. Raise money. And help make life-saving breast cancer research and life-changing care happen.
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