Health Days 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer forms when abnormal cells grow in its tissue, and it is one of the most common cancerous diseases in women, although it may also affect men. Therefore, the entire month of October has been activated every year to raise awareness about breast cancer since 2006.
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the world in 2020 AD, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer estimates that there are more than 2.26 million new cases of breast cancer and about 685,000 deaths due to breast cancer worldwide, and in 2020 AD, breast cancer ranked fifth among the most common causes of death from cancer overall.
At the present time, there is not enough knowledge about the causes of breast cancer. However, there is knowledge of the risk factors that increase the possibility of contracting it, and therefore prevention and early detection of the disease remain the cornerstone in combating it. The appearance of lumps does not necessarily mean that it is cancer, as it may be due to the presence of cysts, cysts, or other benign tumors. According to studies in Europe and America, one in eight women is at risk of developing breast cancer at some point in her life. Its treatment is effective if it is diagnosed early, and it may be breast removal surgery, chemical sessions, hormonal therapy, and vital therapy.
  • Educating the community, especially women, about the risk factors that increase the possibility of breast cancer.
  • Methods of prevention
  • The importance of early detection, the target group, the place where the service is available, and the provision of an integrated service to combat breast cancer from detection to treatment.

Official Date
Globally: Rabi’ al-Awwal 16th – Rabi’ al-Thani 16th, 1445H
Locally: October 1st – 31st, 2023


Last Update : 07 February 2023 03:18 PM
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