October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas, while those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer occurs in humans and other mammals. While the overwhelming majority of human cases occur in women, male breast cancer can also occur. –WikipediaThe month of October is earmarked as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so my people (women, men, old and young); please let support this great cause. Early detention is key to survival.
So spread the awareness, my male friends you can support by checking for your partners, encouraging to go for test or do self-examination.Some sign of Breast Cancer
The first noticeable symptom of breast cancer is typically a lump that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue. More than 80% of breast cancer cases are discovered when the woman feels a lump. The earliest breast cancers are detected by a mammogram. Lumps found in lymph nodes located in the armpits can also indicate breast cancer.
Indications of breast cancer other than a lump may include thickening different from the other breast tissue, one breast becoming larger or lower, a nipple changing position or shape or becoming inverted, skin puckering or dimpling, a rash on or around a nipple, discharge from nipple/s, constant pain in part of the breast or armpit, and swelling beneath the armpit or around the collarbone. Pain ("mastodynia") is an unreliable tool in determining the presence or absence of breast cancer, but may be indicative of other breast health issues.
Breast Cancer Support Centres in Nigeria
The Bloom Cancer Care & Support Centre
20 Michael Adekoya Street
Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria
Contact: Dr. Mrs. Kofoworola Orija-Founder/Executive Director
Tel: +234 (0) 802 386 8878, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Princess Nikky Breast Cancer Foundation
Lot 284 Akintola Blvrd
Garki II, Abuja – Nigeria
Tel: 08056305187, Email: email@example.com
C.O.P E. Breast Cancer
34, Adeniyi Jones Avenue,
Ikeja Lagos. Nigeria, 01234
Contact: Mrs Ebunola Anozie
Tel: 08023121883, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University Of Benin Teaching Hospital
Benin City, Edo State,
Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October, 2012
I do my self-examination regularly but this month I will book an appointment with my GP to get the comprehensive breast examination. You too should take a step because together We can win this war against Breast Cancer.
A la prochaine!