Breast Cancer - what do we need to know?

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

Fact about Breast Cancer

In India,

Every 4 Minutes, One woman is diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Every 13 minutes, One woman dies of Breast Cancer.

What World Cancer Report Says?

According to the World Cancer Report 2020, the most efficient intervention for breast cancer control is early detection and rapid treatment.

The Simplest Reason for it:

The simplest reason why women do not seek care early is that they do not feel any pain in the breast lump.

What is to be done?

Clinical breast exam (CBE) Examination by a doctor should be done about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over. After that, an ultrasound scan should be made a part of an annual health check-up.

Family history matters

Those women who have a family history of breast cancer should have frequent mammograms.

Self Observation

Regular self-observations are fundamental to detecting any differences in the breast’s appearance or feeling a lump. Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast changes to a healthcare provider right away.

Not only patient

Cancer is a disease that influences not solely the patient but also the entire family, both emotionally and financially. The costs of treatment can result in serious economic restraints.

Awareness lack

Research about breast cancer awareness has found that cultural and religious issues mean that women don’t access health services, are hesitant to consult male doctors, overlook their health due to household commitments and are over-dependent on other family members to seek medical help, all of which leads to a delay in diagnosis.

Male members' role is pivotal

Even educated professional women do not discuss private matters about their bodies with their husbands, fathers, or brothers, so it’s essential to direct health messages towards men to increase their awareness of and willingness to discuss the problem. Their understanding is pivotal in enabling female family members to access medical help at the earliest stage.

Know more and stay safe.

Take care of yourselves mommies..

*This Data and information is collected by studying various reports including

Times of India's Report

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