Health Concerns & Diseases

Reminder: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Way back in 1985, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month started in the US with a one-week event hosted by its two founding members.

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an awareness and support program developed by several organizations that “take part in the fight against breast cancer.” The aims of the program include: promoting breast cancer awareness, informing people about breast cancer and providing people with easier access to screenings.

Breast cancer is the 2nd biggest cancer killer for women in the US. It is caused by malignant cells that form in the breast tissue. And take note, men can also have this type of cancer; a number of men have also died from it.

There have been some talks that antiperspirants or deodorants can cause breast cancer. Mayo clinic has stated that this is a myth, noting that the National Cancer Institute as declared that there is “no conclusive evidence linking the use of underarm antiperspirants or deodorants with breast cancer.”

To keep ourselves cancer-free, it is always good to take note what preventive measures we can take now. As they say prevention is always better than cure. One measure of cancer prevention is to maintain a healthy diet; I wrote about this in an earlier post. Let’s continue to journey together in good health so that we can live out our calling, our life’s purpose 🙂

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