Breast Awareness Month is that month when information about the risks involved in breast cancer is made clear to everyone, both males and females so precaution is taken to prevent its occurrences, and if possible provide treatment to the affected.
There is usual screening of breasts across the globe to detect presence of lumps or pain or any anomaly in the breast formation. The importance of screening especially in Ghana is that most people are not insured or under insured medically and this free screening provides a good way to support these folks.
Research shows that breast cancer usually affects women above age 50, this is not to say younger women do not get affected. Some men too get breast cancer although it is not common.
The ways by which breast cancer is detected is mainly by the Mammogram Screening in which a detecting machine is used to scan for anomalies in the breast. The MRI is also a way for scanning and detecting. Clinical Examination is the conventional way in which a clinical doctor, nurse or a professional uses the hands to feel the under arm for anomalies. Self detection is also important as one can do the checking to make sure there are no lumps developing or pain in the breast or discharge in the nipple.
To lower the risks of breast cancer one has to keep healthy weight, avoid excessive alcohol intake or ask doctor for health risks when taking hormone changing pills or birth controlling pills.
The world would be a better place if such awareness is made every year so that the populace will be on the alert on the risks in breast cancer and its related illnesses.
# ALL BREAST NEED CARE
#NNF FREE BREAST SCREENING
# UN SDG 3