Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the world. The vast majority of breast cancer cases are women, however, about two percent of men make up breast cancer cases worldwide.
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. It accounts for 16% of all female cancers and 22.9% of invasive cancers in women.
18.2% of all cancer deaths worldwide, including both males and females, are from breast cancer.
Hormonal and genetic risk factors are among the contributory factors to breast cancer, but it is not yet known exactly how some of these risk factors cause cells to become cancerous. Other risk factors which can impact on a woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer include alcohol consumption, age, obesity, estrogen exposure, radiation exposure and benign lumps.
Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump.
The key to treating or handling breast cancer is early detection. The symptoms may go unnoticed in some people, and by the time the disease is discovered, it would be at its advanced stage, which makes treatment or survival difficult. It is for this reason that people are advised to have regular checkups, to conduct regular self-examinations, and learn more about breast cancer.
In recent times, efforts have been made to promote Breast Cancer Awareness globally. As a socially responsible organization, RusselSmith is committed to promoting health and wellness, and providing its employees, customers and the society at large with the right kind of information and support that is required to remain fit and healthy. We do this by engaging in various CSR activities, and our Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign is one of such activities.
October 2016 is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we at RusselSmith are joining millions of people and organizations around the world to spread the word. We encourage you to join the fight against breast cancer and save lives by educating people.
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