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As October ushers in Breast Cancer Awareness month, you will be greeted with pink products everywhere. You will get to witness the effort of thousands of people and organizations in spreading awareness about this deadly disease. While spreading awareness is important, we also believe that it shouldn’t just be limited to one month. It is about staying well-informed and educated about breast cancer as well as your own body.
There are numerous risk factors of breast cancer, including lifestyle-related factors and factors that are out of your control, such as being a woman, inherited genes and aging. While you cannot do anything about being a woman or growing old, there are certain changes that you can make, especially in your lifestyle, to reduce the risk of developing this disease.
In April 2019, breast cancer survivor Fran Boyd completed the Abbott World Marathon, and in doing so, she became one of the only 6,000 people in the world to complete the World Majors. The World Majors are 6 of the most prestigious marathons in the world: Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York.
It was after a routine mammogram in 2013 that Boyd was diagnosed with breast cancer. As it was detected early, she could be treated and cured of it.
The best way to avoid the suffering of breast cancer is to be aware and educated about the risks and symptoms. Every woman should be aware of how her breasts look and feel - any anomaly should be immediately reported to a doctor for further examination. Look out for lumps or swelling on your breast. It is also crucial that women between the ages of 40 to 55 get mammograms every year, while those above 55 years should get them after every 2 years. It is only with early detection and treatment can breast cancer be defeated.