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Matru Devo bhava or Mother is Next to God...
Confused with above statement?
I am trying to write down about a disease which is usually linked with the woman. It is scientifically also proved that Breast milk is the best food for a baby. And only a woman have this gift from God.
But, unfortunately, the same woman gets a disease which is number two when you study about Cancer diseases i.e Breast Cancer.
Being a woman, I feel it is my responsibility to spread the knowledge and awareness about Breast Cancer among common people. According to a report, one in eight women are the victims of this disease in United States and India has one in twenty two woman who is suffering from it. It occurs both in male and female, but male breast cancer is rare.
One of many reasons for not diagnosing this disease in an early stage is that a common woman is not aware about the symptoms and usually she feels shy to goto a doctor for regular check up. This shyness should go and every woman should come forward to have a regular checkup to make sure that she is safe from this disease. A little doubt also should not be ignored.
To spread the knowledge and bring the awareness about this deadly disease, October month is recognized as "National Breast Cancer Awareness month" There are many activities which takes place during this month all over the world. These activities try to spread the knowledge about this cancer and its prevention.
Now a days the pink ribbon has become the universal symbol of breast cancer awareness and can be worn to honor the victims.
Indus Ladies forum is doing THIS great job by encouraging people to talk about it, and do some thing about it.
Let me try to find out about this disease with the help of internet :
What is Breast Cancer?
It forms in tissues of the breast, usually the tubes that carry milk to the nipple and glands that make milk.
What are the symptoms?
- Unusual swelling of all or one specific part of the breast
- Continuous skin irritation or dimpling
- Persisting pain in breast
- Persisting nipple pain or inversion of nipple
- Inflammation or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
- An unusual discharge from the nipple other than breast milk
- Lump in the underarm area
I do not know any other way to make the people aware about this disease and the prevention. Please take care of your health. Do not ignore the tiniest doubt also. Remember "Health is Wealth" and "You get life only once" and do not spoil it for ignorance.
I am not a medical professional to give more details with confidence. But I just want to request my readers to spread the knowledge about this deadly disease in your own way. Lets be bold enough to talk about it and prevent the disease before it comes to us.