According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
Breast Cancer Awareness month is an international campaign to help increase attention and support for awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2008). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increase urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles.
Tall to your QLMC provider about self exam, any changes in your breast tissue and mammograms.