Fight Breast Cancer before it begins
Because a better world is where women can thrive, as when they do humanity thrives too! the arrival of October marks the pink event of International Breast Cancer Awareness month. In spirit of rising awareness HNAK is keen to tell you that it really cares for your health, beauty and wellbeing too. Thus, in this article you will find the answer to how and what is breast cancer? With highlight to initiatives made by our beloved kingdom and a world leading cosmetic brands aims to spread awareness among women of Saudi Arabia and the world about this type of cancer and how one step can save your life.
Breast cancer is considered the most prominent cancer type in the world, and approximately all diagnosed ladies have no specific common reason to put them under risk factors except for being a female aged over 40 years old. The incidence of breast cancer among men does not exceed 0.5-1%, and treatment for men follows the same procedure as for women.
According to World Health Organization: there are certain factors increase the risk of breast cancer including obesity, family history of breast cancer, history of exposure to radiation, reproductive health history including time of menstruation and first pregnancy, tobacco use and Postmenopausal hormonal treatment.
There are two main things each woman must know including what can you do to prevent yourself from getting breast cancer and what can you do to motivate other diagnosed ladies of your surroundings. Breast cancer surgeon John Williams from breast cancer school of patients encourages all ladies to take the line, help themselves and do the checkup “If you are 40 or older get an annual mammogram covet upended all of screening it’s all coming back, my main massage to you is make sure you go through the hassles of trying to get a mammogram order and getting back to getting an annual mammogram, it really safes lives!” he said.
A regular test and an early breast cancer screening even if you know for a fact that you are living a healthy lifestyle, is highly advised as early detection increases the cure rate by 95%. Also, if you are aware that a family member or a friend with a red flag risk of family history, do help them out to go and check. Being diagnosed fully or partially of breast cancer requires a strong emotional and psychological support from close people around the patient, as they would experience a state of trauma, denial, fear and pain. So, always make sure to backbone and stand next to them as a simple love gesture would defiantly make difference.
The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has shown tremendous efforts in supporting the cause through the years such as establishing the Saudi Cancer Society in 2004, which provides annual campaigns around the kingdom to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
It is also worth mentioning that The Saudi Breast Cancer Association ‘Zahra’ was among the very first bodies in Saudi Arabia dedicated to raising awareness about the disease and providing support to patients and survivors. The association hold an annual campaign not for awareness only, rather it offers renewed awareness issues such as correct misconceptions about breast cancer, workshops, lectures and discussions with women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and women who have survived it.