Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 2021
Millions of women worldwide suffer from breast cancer and hundreds of thousands died from it every year. The World Health Organization reports 684,996 breast cancer related deaths in 2020. Although it is the most common cancer among women, it does not have to be fatal. Many lose their lives unnecessarily because their cases are often detected when their illness is already well advanced, and by then it is too late.
While all women are at risk of having breast cancer, those with a history in their families and woman above the age of 50 are more at risk. Many suffer in silence or alone. Many more are unable to access the support and treatment they need.
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, people all over the world are urged to rise up and come together to support women who are at risk of, or have, breast cancer.
How we are contributing
As part of our contribution towards this cause, BAFROW Medical Centre will continue to encourage all at-risk women to practise self-breast examination regularly at home. Through our routine counselling sessions and awareness creation activities, we will advocate the importance of loved ones, including spouses, rising up and providing cancer sufferers the right kind support.
More importantly, if you think that you are at risk but have never done a mammogram screening before, Breast Cancer Awareness month offers you the opportunity to do so. Mammography is the best way to prevent cancer related deaths. It is fast and painless, and can save your life.
Come and see us at our Serrekunda branch for a screening. Don’t wait until it is too late.
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