PINK-TOBER Breast Cancel Awareness 2022
WHAT IS PINKTOBER?
Pink October(Pinktober) is an annual international breast cancer awareness month during which, health campaigns are organized world-wide. This campaign was created in 1985. The color pink helps to remind us that we should all get ourselves checked; all meaning both men and women.
The purpose of this campaign is to sensitize women on breast care and resort them to regular Breast Self-Examination (BSE) techniques so that breast cancer if growing, can be diagnosed and treated at early stages.
Risk Factors Include of Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is most commonly found in women. There is no known common cause, but there are risk factors, which when present, increase the chances of developing breast cancer.
- A family history of breast cancer
- Being of an older age
- Having a history of non-cancerous lumps
- Being overweight/obese
- Consuming an excess amount of alcohol
What can we do to prevent breast cancer?
Early detection is the number one prevention, and that is the reason why this month, Pink October is here. Self-examination works by regularly feeling and touching around and on your breasts, and to be aware of any unusual looks, lumps and changes. We must know our own bodies, and this is a great way to start.
If your weight is healthy, work to maintain that weight. Reduce the number of calories you eat each day and slowly increase the amount of exercise.
Physical activity which helps prevent breast cancer. Most healthy adults should aim for at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week
Breast-feeding might play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.
The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. The general recommendation — based on research on the effect of alcohol on breast cancer risk — is to limit yourself to no more than one drink a day, as even small amounts increase risk.
Specials this October
Some specials from Budget Pharmacy this October: