Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And while most women know how important it is to self-examine, how many of us actually do it on a regular basis, and do you really know what to look out for?

First, let’s look at some statistics:

  • According to the South African National Registry, 1 in 29 women in South Africa will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
  • This is expected to rise by 78% by 2030 – a shocking statistic that highlights the need for preventative measures.
  • The good news is that about 90% of patients survive for many years after diagnosis when breast cancer is detected at the early stages.

So what can you do?

Regular self-breast examination and regular mammograms are key to early detection.

To help you remember what to look out for, see our easy-to-follow infographic above.

*Infographic courtesy of breastcancercare.org.uk

Get involved

Supporting Breast Cancer awareness goes beyond just wearing a pink ribbon. Every bit helps, so visit http://www.pinkdrive.co.za/ to see how you can get involved by going to scheduled events,help  raise funds or volunteer.

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