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Breast Cancer awareness month

Breast Cancer awareness month

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. It’s an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

All research and studies proved that early detection helps a great deal in the treatment.

"Fight before the attack"

Doctors ask women to run a quick and easy detection every month at home to assure that they don’t have any initial symptoms of breast cancer.

How to Check Yourself for Breast Cancer?

These steps should be repeated each month 7 or 10 days after the menstruation period:

1- Place your right hand behind your head.

2- Check each part of your right breast with your left hand.

3- Move your three middle fingers in a circle. Move your fingers all around your breast.

4- Check for lumps, bumps, or thick spots.

5- Check your left breast and use your right hand with the same steps.

Also, there are some warning signs you have to notice such as:

1- Puckering (wrinkling) or dimpling in the skin.

2- Nipple retraction, changes or discharge

Many foundations around the world have committed themselves to spread awareness about breast cancer, the symptoms and treatment. They encourage women to not be afraid of checking themselves periodically.

Almost all of these foundations are founded by breast cancer survivors and fully funded by donations.

Blakinwite supports and encourages you to donate, check, and reassure yourself.

Breast Cancer foundations over the world:

In Egypt:

Baheya Foundation for Early Detection & Treatment of Breast Cancer. Baheya foundation was established in 2015. It has been named after Mrs. Baheya Wahby, a lady from a prominent Egyptian family who passed away after losing her battle with cancer.

Her family noticed the excessive number of women from low-income families who are suffering through the treatment journey.

Baheya Foundation consists of 6 floors and devices with a value of 150 million pounds. It has the latest radiological device in the Middle East.

In the USA:

The National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Founded in 1991 by breast cancer survivor, Janelle Hail. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1980 at the age of 34. At the time of her diagnosis, there was little information about the disease, So, she decided to establish the foundation and help women for the last 30 years to date.

In Lebanon:

National Breast Care Center – NBCC They are entirely focused on supporting women with any breast concern or pathology.

In South Africa:

Pink Drive

Pink drive is a non-governmental organization who was founded in 2009 by Ms. Noelene Kotschan.

Pink Drive aims to contribute meaningfully towards preventing as many people as it can, from succumbing to breast, cervical, prostate, and testicular cancer.