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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign, involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education, and research. This month aims to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support life-saving research and life-changing support.

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. here are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include—

  • Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.

  • Pain in any area of the breast.

  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).

  • A new lump in the breast or underarm.

In the United States, more than 245,000 women get breast cancer and more than 40,0000 women die from the disease. Importantly, men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common; less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer can also afflict young women. About 10% of all new cases of breast cancers in the U.S. are found in women younger than 45 years of age.