FAQ About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is a cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. It is a cancer that is due to the abnormal growth of the breast cells.

What day is the “no bra day”?

October 13th is considered no bra day, a day women are encouraged to go braless as a means to create breast cancer awareness and encourage preventative care by getting their breast screened.

Is breast cancer hereditary?

Breast cancer is genetic, there is a high chance one can have it if a member of the family has suffered from the disease.

What is the best treatment for breast cancer?

Preventative care is the best way to curb the disease so routine screening is advised to help in early detection to prevent the loss of lives from breast cancer.

Can men have breast cancer?

Yes, men suffer from breast cancer too, however the percentage is low compared to women.

Does breast self-examination detect breast cancer?

Breast self-examination does not tell if one has breast cancer, it will however tell you if there are changes in your breasts if there is a lump or a hardness that isn’t normal.

How is breast cancer detected?

Breast cancer is detected through mammography, a system of breast imaging that takes shots of the insides of the breast and the images are interpreted by a Radiologist.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Symptoms of breasts cancer may include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, inverted nipple, skin redness or swollen lymph nodes, and changes in the texture of the nipple or breasts.


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