National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Breast cancer awareness month is yearly campaigns that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year.
At GHP, we motivate and support all such breast cancer diagnosed patients and wish to help them in the best manner. We are nothing without the ample support of our nationals and thus, this October, we invite them to hold up the battle against Breast Cancer and celebrate the cause for the entire month.
Let’s prop up our country to remain the best fighter against Breast Cancer and celebrate the Breast Cancer Awareness month with complete zeal and enthusiasm, throughout October.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread. Explore the links on this page to learn more about breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, and more.
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in American women.Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except skin cancer. Breast cancer is second to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in American women. However, deaths from breast cancer have decreased a little bit every year between 2005 and 2014. Breast cancer also occurs in men, but the number of new cases is small.
The breast is made up of lobes and ducts. Each breast has 15 to 20 sections called lobes, which have many smaller sections called lobules. Lobules end in dozens of tiny bulbs that can make milk. The lobes, lobules, and bulbs are linked by thin tubes called ducts.
Each breast also has blood vessels and lymph vessels. The lymph vessels carry an almost colorless fluid called lymph. Lymph vessels lead to organs called lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are small bean-shaped structures that are found throughout the body. They filter lymph and store white blood cells that help fight infection and disease. Clusters of lymph nodes are found near the breast in the axilla (under the arm), above the collarbone, and in the chest.
Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. By preventing cancer, the number of new cases of cancer in a group or population is lowered. Hopefully, this will lower the number of deaths caused by cancer.
To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor; anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective factor.
Some risk factors for cancer can be avoided, but many cannot. For example, both smoking and inheriting certain genes are risk factors for some types of cancer, but only smoking can be avoided. Regular exercise and a healthy diet may be protective factors for some types of cancer. Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may lower your risk but it does not mean that you will not get cancer.
Different ways to prevent cancer are being studied, including:
Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except skin cancer. Breast cancer is second to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in American women. However, deaths from breast cancer have decreased a little bit every year between 2005 and 2014. Breast cancer also occurs in men, but the number of new cases is small.
If you think cancer happens to only a few picked choices, well! Let us look around!
It can even happen to celebrities and even to those normal smiling faces that held their strong fights against the disease right behind their smiles.
Here’s something that will not just surprise your belief but, also motivate you towards being more and more aware of it. Adding to the facts, it has been known that 1 amongst every 8 women in the US is suffering from breast cancer. In fact, even men haven’t been spared from this deadly disease. But, with a small step, inspired from the story below can help us, at GHP to fight a hard-hitting battle against Breast Cancer, together.
The United States depicts an esteemed factual significance amongst the cancer survivors in the country. It is all because of the immense determination and support of the organizations such as GHP, who have kept them motivated throughout their struggle. Over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors are well supported by various support bodies alone in the US.
This famous TV personality underwent a “Double Mastectomy”, succeeding her early diagnosis of breast cancer during October 2011. The former E! News host and the star of the program, E!'s Giuliana & Bill strongly believes in the fact that women can take control of their total health care even after being diagnosed by such an illness.
Her early diagnosis stage left her with the sad remorse statement, “To be quite honest, I felt sad that day. I found myself thinking of all the amazing women I'd met along the way who won't get to reach that milestone—and that was heartbreaking."
Gaining her strength back, she refused to the idea of giving up on this disease. She has been a true fighter and she intended to have children, even if she had to fight a hard-held battle against it. On the way to her treatment plans, at the age of 36, she got a mammogram, prior to facing the next round of IVF treatment for infertility during which a tumor was discovered. It was due to this, she had to undergo a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in December 2011.
She continues to share her feelings from the core of her heart, saying, “Before I was diagnosed, I thought I knew quite a bit about breast cancer, but in reality, I had no idea that understanding your unique diagnosis is critical to receiving the right treatment. I was 36 years old when I was first diagnosed and had no family history, so it was quite an emotional whirlwind for me—I know so many women who feel the same way. But it's in those moments that you have to put your health in your own hands."
With such an attitude, she not just survived the disease but, also had a son via her surrogate in the month of August 2012. As an inspiration, she launched Fab-U-Wish for granting fashion, beauty and other celebrity-themed wishes to the women struggling to survive against breast cancer. She proudly operates a partnership non-profit firm for the noble cause named- The Pink Agenda.
Rancic inspires a number of other breast cancer sufferers to take a stride towards fighting against the disease with a never give up attitude!