Today, breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women worldwide. It is also the leading cause of death from gynecological malignancies. Fortunately, the outlook for many women with breast cancer has improved over the past few decades, with more effective and targeted treatments available today than ever before. Throughout October every year, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to raise awareness of this often-overlooked disease and increase funding for research and clinical trials that could one day lead to a cure. Additionally, it’s an excellent opportunity to pep up your routine and engage in some self-care activities that will help you cope with stress and prepare for life after diagnosis.
The October Pink Ribbon 🎀 symbolizes our company’s commitment as a good corporate citizen, to help spread the word, as highlighted by the supporting documentation you provided, where visitors to our blog page can learn what they can do to help Women diagnosed with Breast Cancer 🎀.
Note also, that though breast cancer is most often found in women, but men can get breast cancer too. About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. Invasive ductal carcinoma. The cancer cells begin in the ducts and then grow outside the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. The 5-year survival rate for men with breast cancer is 84%. Individual survival rates depend on different factors, including the stage of the disease when it is first diagnosed. If the cancer is located only in the breast, the 5-year survival rate of men with breast cancer is 97%.
How to celebrate Breast Awareness Month in a meaningful way
Whether you’re looking for ways to educate yourself about breast cancer or ways to get involved with the cause, here are some great ways to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a meaningful way.
– Educate yourself on breast cancer and the signs and symptoms
– Check out resources on how to get involved with breast cancer research
– Watch or listen to inspiring interviews and stories
– Share your own story and experience with others
– Participate in a walk or run in support of breast cancer research
Check you have all the information before you leave the house
Before you head out for your walk or run, make sure you have all your medical information with you. This includes your medical history and test results. Having this information in one place will make it easier to discuss your results and treatment options with your doctor and/or nurses. It will also help you to stay on track with your treatment and is a great way to stay safe and healthy.
If you’re planning to walk or run in support of breast cancer research, make sure you have your running gear, especially if it’s new or unfamiliar gear.
You may also want to bring along a water bottle so you can stay hydrated while you’re out.
Be aware of the signs and symptoms of Breast Cancer
Even though research is always progressing and finding new ways to treat breast cancer, it is still important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Early detection is crucial!
You may notice changes in your breasts that may not be noticeable to others. Some warning signs of breast cancer are—
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
- Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
- Pain in any area of the breast.
Take part in a walk or run in support of breast cancer research
If walking or running is your preferred form of exercise, there are several events taking place around the world during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re looking to take part in a walk or run in support of breast cancer research, there are several organizations that host runs and walks for free. You can also look for local runs or walks hosted by your community group, school, or workplace. There are also several online resources that provide information on how to host a walk or run in your community.
Plan an intimate celebration with your loved ones
In addition to the walk or run in support of breast cancer research that you may participate in, there are many other ways to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a meaningful way. One great way to celebrate is by planning an intimate celebration with your loved ones. One of the best ways to celebrate this month is by taking your loved ones out for dinner, going on a picnic, or watching a movie at home together.
Dinner is a great way to celebrate Breast Awareness Month in a meaningful way. Whether you choose to eat in or order takeout, it’s a great way to celebrate the love between you and your loved ones. You could also try incorporating some of the dishes that are recommended for fighting breast cancer. To do this, you can try to incorporate some of the following vegetables, fruits, and herbs in your diet:
- Fresh vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, and kale
- Fresh or frozen berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
- Fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, cilantro, and mint
- Turmeric, a spice that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
- Eat foods high in omega-3 fatty acids
There are many ways to celebrate Breast Awareness Month in a meaningful way.
One great way to celebrate is by planning an intimate celebration with your loved ones. By taking them out for dinner, going on a picnic, or watching a movie at home together, you can celebrate this month in a meaningful way.
Additionally, be sure to check your overall health throughout the month and when you notice any changes, consult your doctor to find out what steps you can take to get better. These may include eating more vegetables, drinking more water, exercising regularly, and avoiding excess stress, to name a few.
There are many ways to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month in a meaningful way. By checking out any of these celebrations, you can celebrate this month in a meaningful way.
Breast Cancer Awareness is an issue of significant importance to the GU Team. Thanks to Liz at Icon Signs, we now have the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons 🎀, designed by Liz, placed on reusable ‘Cling’ material peal off labels, that we will affix to ALL GU mobile generators and service vehicle assets, with the clear message being stated during the month of October and throughout the year, “FIND THE CURE”!!!