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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019

Breast cancer occurs due to uncontrolled growth of cells in the breast. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be felt as a lump.  The tumor is malignant if the cells can grow into surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women. This year also the Chughtai Lab has launched this campaign #Selfexaminetoday to enlighten our society regarding timely diagnoses of breast cancer which is considered to be a taboo topic and often women and families feel reluctant to speak about it.

Facts about Breast Cancer:

  • Pakistan has the highest incidence of Breast Cancer in Asia.
  • Every 1 in 8 women is at risk of developing Breast Cancer in her lifetime, while almost 40,000 women die because of this fatal disease each year.
  • The best way to fight this cancer is to detect it early and start appropriate treatment.

Motivational Message from Cancer Warrior Asma Nabeel:

‘Asma Nabeel considers herself to be a cancer warrior rather than a cancer survivor.’
She says, “I think all cancer patients are warriors as they fight the most critical battles against Cancer and manage to maintain their motivation level and keep their will and spirits high throughout.

It is rightly said that when there’s a will then there is a way. I would like to say a few things to women who are suffering from breast cancer and to others as well who are fine, that they should not be ashamed of their bodies and should not feel shy to talk about this so-called taboo topic, and neither should they hesitate to talk about their breast and consider it just like any other part of their body.

I have noticed that women are very shy of their bodies, the stigma attached to the word breast has worsened the situation. All such shyness should be removed; it should be taken seriously otherwise it might inculcate serious consequences and might prove fatal as well. If taken seriously, many patients can turn out to be survivors and warriors.

I don’t want to frighten you, I am a living example of how this cancer could be cured, proper and timely treatment could increase the survival rate. To a certain level, it’s a treatable disease.

Two things are very important in this, 1) Self Breast Examination, I recommend every girl who’s 18+ should do their breast examination and consult a doctor. You can do it yourself.

2) Trust your feelings and instinct, avoid assumptions and maybe’s. Don’t ignore changes in your health, regularly visit the doctor and keep searching on the internet for relevant information that might guide you.

In this month that is dedicated to Breast cancer, I would like to advise women out there to take care of themselves and value their health as they have the responsibility of the whole family, they are the foundation, which needs to be strong “

Symptoms of Breast Cancer:

  •         Breast or nipple pain.
  •         Nipple retraction (turning inward).
  •         Nipple discharge (other than breast milk).
  •         Skin irritation or dimpling.
  •         Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt).
  •         Redness or thickening of the nipple or breast skin.

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  •         Don’t be an introvert, speak up about this killing disease!!
  •         Spread awareness and information about breast cancer
  •         To motivate females for breast self- examination

Risks Factors involved:

  •         Being female
  •         Increasing age
  •         Inherited genes that increase cancer risk
  •         Family history of breast cancer
  •         Radiation exposure
  •         Beginning your period at a younger age
  •         A personal history of breast cancer
  •         Beginning menopause at an older age
  •         Having your first child at an older age
  •         Postmenopausal hormone therapy
  •         Having never been pregnant
  •         Obesity

How can you be part of our campaign?

  1.      Feel free to share your story to fight against cancer using #Selfexaminetoday.
  2.      Be our ambassadors and spread the word on social media and through interpersonal communication.
  3.      Share your message to motivate all females for Breast Self-Examination.
  4.      Creation of women groups on social media and share our awareness video there.
  5.      Public meetings/ meetups and gatherings in open spaces could be organized.

Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment.

Commit today to regular self-exam, and if you feel some changes in your breast, don’t hesitate to see a doctor.

Quick and simple steps for Breast Self-Examination:

Early Detection of Breast Cancer is the Key to Successful Treatment.
Commit today to regular self-exam, and if you feel some changes in your breast, don’t hesitate to see a doctor.

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