October is here and we are all aware that means it is the breast cancer awareness month. A campaign that is truly important for us to help increase the awareness of breast cancer. In order to increase the awareness further, let's get more educated on the topic and understand the importance of this month and how we can get involved!
Why is October Pink Month?
October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international campaign that is created by breast cancer charities. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness about breast cancer and raise the funds to research the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and the cure for breast cancer. The pink month was created back in 1985 as a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries, back then the campaign aimed to promote mammography to detect and prevent breast cancer.
How can you get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Make sure to spread the awareness especially this month but also any other month of the year about mammograms in order to detect and prevent breast cancer. Tell your friends and family about the importance of checking their breasts for abnormalities and share good educational resources with them. But also educate yourself on how to check breasts for abnormalities. Make sure to schedule your mammogram!
Here are good resources for you to use to educate yourself this month:
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