In Women's CD we have already started to prepare the International Breast Cancer Day next October 19, 2021. A disease that we are getting closer to being able to cure if the necessary prevention measures that we explain on this page are taken. This year 2021 we will also offer you a new video of our breast cancer specialists.
World Breast Cancer Day 2022
In this videos three specialists from Women's CD in breast cancer surgery and its treatment, The doctor. Dexeus, Dr. Dolores Ojeda and Dr. Jordi Portella explain to us the aspects related to this pathology.
The year 2020 has been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic that has also affected many breast cancer patients due to the healthcare collapse that has occurred in many places. A fear has also been detected in going to the annual check-ups due to the concern about getting infected. Today more than ever we must remember the great importance of such gynecological examinations to prevent this and other pathologies.
Regarding the novelties that have occurred in this year 2020, we want to highlight the study of DNA to predict the response to treatment of the breast cancer, since knowing exactly the tumor is an opportunity to individualize the treatment and make it more effective.
Cancer is a disease that considerably affects a large number of the world population, in addition to being able to significantly affect any part of our body, however, one of the most relevant cases is women who suffer breast cancer, which are really affected, that is why on October 19 of each year the World Breast Cancer DayIn order to give support to these women who suffer from the disease, in the following article we will be talking more about the celebration of this day.
Everything you need to know about World Breast Cancer Day
Being a disease that affects a large part of the female population both in Spain and in the world, this day is driven by the WHO (World Health Organization), which seeks to promote the early detection of breast cancer according to the organization the breast cancer it is the most frequent among women.
The WHO has declared October as the month of awareness on the breast cancer, creating a health campaign whose objective is to increase the attention and support given to the awareness, early detection, treatment and palliative care of those who suffer from the pathology.
October is the month of the fight against cancer and it remains for this date, since it was necessary to raise awareness about prevention.
The noose had already been used in a number of causes, the first of which was the Iran hostage crisis. In 1992 Alexandra Penney, editor-in-chief of 'Self' magazine was writing about the month of October and its tribute to the fight against breast cancer. Penney contacted activist Charlotte Hayley, but she rejected his idea so the magazine brought out its own ribbon: the pink ribbon we now know.
The cosmetic brand collaborated with the project Estée Lauder, which distributed a total of 325 million ties among its users. Following this, Lauder created the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which has donated more than $ XNUMX million to research.
Data from women affected by the disease
Some facts about this disease are the following:
- According to the WHO, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, breast cancer is diagnosed.
- Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor in the female population.
- In Spain, about 25.000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed per year, that is, one in eight women will have breast cancer throughout her life.
- It is also known that according to estimates uA woman in the world dies of breast cancer every 53 minutes.
- A breast cancer detected at the beginning of it, reduces the probability of death by 25%.
In Spain, about 25.000 new cases of breast cancer are required per year and the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC).
What celebrities support the fight against breast cancer?
Many celebrities support this cause every year such as Fergie, the former Black Eyed Peas vocalist, who launched a line of shoes and 100% of the sales went to the cause, Jennifer Aniston who, along with Alicia Keys and Demi Moore, directed a project called Five, which is a short film that tells the story of five women who survived the disease. The actor Zac Efron has been actively involved in all kinds of advocacy campaigns.
More information on breast cancer
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