The World Health Organization has established October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote understanding and cooperation for this condition’s early diagnosis and treatment.
With prevention, early detection, accurate diagnosis and access to appropriate medication, the outlook and chances of curing this condition improve.
Early breast cancer detection is possible. Early diagnosis enhances a patient’s health and chances of survival.
Cynthia Benavides, a breast cancer survivor, said, “My specific case was early detection, so I was able to get it treated and it hadn’t spread.”
Breast self-examination is a tool that aids in prevention and enables women to become familiar with their bodies and alert to changes in them.