How do I participate in breast cancer awareness?

What month is considered Breast Cancer Awareness?

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month dates back to 1985, when the first organized movement to bring awareness to the cause of breast cancer occurred in the U.S. Every October, we have all seen that little pink ribbon or people wearing pink.

Who typically gets breast cancer?

Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older. Some women will get breast cancer even without any other risk factors that they know of. Having a risk factor does not mean you will get the disease, and not all risk factors have the same effect.

When did Breast Cancer Awareness begin?

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month dates back to October 1985. This is when the first organized movement to bring attention to the dangers of breast cancer occurred in the United States. Since then, campaigns to educate the public about this disease have continued to thrive and multiply.

What day is Pink Ribbon Day 2020?

This heart-breaking statistic is the powerful reason behind why Queenslanders will come together on Pink Ribbon Day, October 28, to show their support and raise awareness.

Pink Ribbon Day: Powerful reason to get involved.

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What was your first breast cancer symptom?

A lump in your breast or underarm that doesn’t go away. This is often the first symptom of breast cancer. Your doctor can usually see a lump on a mammogram long before you can see or feel it. Swelling in your armpit or near your collarbone.

What is breast cancer pain like?

A cancerous lump may feel rounded, soft, and tender and can occur anywhere in the breast. In some cases, the lump can even be painful. Some women also have dense, fibrous breast tissue. Feeling lumps or changes in your breasts may be more difficult if this is the case.

How long does it take for breast cancer to develop?

With most breast cancers, each division takes one to two months, so by the time you can feel a cancerous lump, the cancer has been in your body for two to five years.

What color is associated with breast cancer?

Breast cancer: pink. Liver cancer: emerald green. Lymphoma: lime green. Prostate cancer: light blue.

Why is pink used for breast cancer?

Change the color. Evelyn Lauder and Self magazine introduced the pink ribbon as their official symbol for breast cancer awareness during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1992. The color pink symbolized the virtuous and blameless aspects of breast cancer and the femininity the disease threatened.