At the initiative of the World Health Organization, every October 19, the international day of the fight against breast cancer is celebrated worldwide with the aim of raising awareness and promoting that more and more women have access to timely and effective controls, diagnoses and treatments. .
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer represents 16% of all cancers in female patients and for years, it seems to be growing in terms of statistics.
It is estimated that 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their lifetime and this is the main reason why women should have their breasts checked regularly.
How to celebrate International Breast Cancer Day?
Associations and groups from all over the world celebrate this day with the symbol of a pink ribbon, carrying out activities of all kinds with the aim of raising awareness throughout society about the importance of preventing this type of cancer.
If you are a woman, it is recommended that you undergo the necessary check-ups provided by the health authorities of each country, and in general maintain a healthy and balanced diet and exercise, factors that considerably reduce the risk of suffering from this type of cancer and, in general, any cancer.
The first thing you should do this day if you are a woman, is to do a breast assessment yourself, to see if you find any lumps in the breast or any strange discoloration or redness. You should also go to the gynecologist to perform a mammogram or breast ultrasound.
Then you can join the many activities carried out by NGOs or medical organizations around the world, to sensitize the population about this disease.
Finally, share everything you discover about breast cancer on your social networks and motivate more women to self-diagnose with the hashtag #InternationalBreastCancerDay.
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