October is breast cancer awareness month

ORANJESTAD – Each year, October is the month dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

October is breast cancer awareness month.The goal is:

  • To increase awareness of breast cancer;
  • support women to reduce the risks of this disease;
  • Promote on-time detection of irregularities in the breast of healthy women;
  • To get immediate medical attention if you find a suspicious lump in your breast.

Below you will find some preventive measures against breast cancer: 

  • Pink ribbon - october is breast cancer awareness month.Eat nutritious and healthy food;
  • avoid alcohol;
  • visit your physician for regular exams;
  • practice sports or exercise regularly;
  • preventive surgery is recommended for women with a high risk of getting the disease;
  • Auto examination of your breast is essential to detect breast cancer early;
  • Women 40 years or older must have a mammography every two years.

October is breast cancer awareness month.

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