October is the month of breast cancer awareness. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world. However, due to the lack of early detection or resources to treat the disease, 58% of deaths caused by breast cancer occur in poorer countries.
For this reason, many cancer organizations and national health offices join forces to spread the word about the disease. At least one third of cancer causes are preventable – it is the most cost-effective and long-term strategy for the control of cancer. Even with few resources, women can detect lumps, swelling or painful parts or rashes trough self exams. They are all attention signs that should require further exams.
Besides raising awareness and spreading the word about breast cancer prevention, you can support the Pink October Campaign by funding or volunteering in one of the many organizations that support cancer research, alleviation and treatment. Our Horyou community gathers some of them – click on the links and discover more about their work!
You can participate in social events in your city, such as bike rides and runs, which help to bring attention to the cause, or even talk to women in your entourage to be sure they will take care of their health. Act for breast cancer awareness!
Want to help?
Here are some Horyou members who support or are engaged in the cause, and join the campaign.
Fundação Laço Rosa https://www.horyou.com/org/fundacao-laco-rosa
Keep a breast https://www.horyou.com/organization/keep-a-breast
Campanha de combate ao câncer de Araçatuba https://www.horyou.com/organization/campanha-de-combate-ao-cancer-de-aracatuba
The Herts Milk Bank https://www.horyou.com/org/the-hertfordshire-milk-bank-cic