October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly initiative to increase understanding of this complicated condition and collect money for studies into its causes, remedies, and cure. Every October since 1985, groups of people, organizations, and towns have come together to demonstrate their support for the numerous breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good opportunity to think back and help others.
Pakistan has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer among Asian countries. One in every nine women has a lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Different people will experience different breast cancer symptoms. Some people completely lack any symptoms or warning indications.
Some indicators of breast cancer include:
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
- Swelling or thickening of a breast region.
- Breast skin irritation or dimpling.
- Redness or flaky skin, in the breast or nipple area.
- Nipple pulling in or pain/discomfort in the nipple area.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
- Any modification to the size or shape of the breast.
- Pain in any area of the breast.
Remember that illnesses other than cancer might cause similar symptoms as well. Be sure to visit a physician if you experience any warning signs or symptoms.