October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to adopt a plan in detecting the disease in its early stages. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s focus is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. This ensures that every woman has the chance to reduce the risk of breast cancer, increase chance of finding it early, or coping with a diagnosis.
In Singapore, breast cancer is the number one cancer among women, where 1 in 11 women in Singapore are diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. It may be a harsh reality but it is not a death sentence. Women can have a fighting chance by taking charge of their health and staying vigilant of change. Good news is that many women are surviving breast cancer thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatments. The earlier the cancer is detected and treated, the higher your chance of survival. Mammogram is currently the most reliable screening tool for breast cancer. It helps to detect presence of any cancerous lumps even before they can be felt with the hand.
Make a difference! Spread the word, tell your friends, loved ones and those you care about the importance of breast screening.
If you or your loved ones would like to undergo a breast screening, call our friendly medical concierge at +65 6679 7867 or email us at email@example.com and we will be on hand to assist you.
Wishing you the best of health, The Editorial Team The Medical Concierge Group