As October ticks over it is important to discuss Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer of women in Australia aside from non-melanoma skin cancers. Over 15, 000 women are diagnosed each year and the risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85 are extremely high (1in 8).
Awareness and early detection are extremely important in increasing survival rates of being diagnosed with a cancer. The cancer council is an organisation that aids in educating the Australian population of the effects of cancer and the ways that it can be detected and even prevented.
As breast cancer is so common, it’s an important conversation to have about checking and screening for any symptoms that you may have. Many campaigns have been carried out globally to encourage female discussion about health especially with cancers of breast and cervical locations. These campaigns encourage the prevalence of self-checks, raising funds to help the cause, and increasing overall awareness of cancer issues.
The Cancer Council in Australia hosts an inaugural Girls Night In campaign during the month of October. This campaign helps to bring women together to create healthy and social activates. Raising money that could be spent on a night out, this is donated to the cancer council to beat women’s cancers. The campaign targets the main demographic of women and promotes a communal activity and celebrates the power of female friendship. Currently 3, 923 girls nights are being hosted for 2016.
It is healthy to discuss types the women’s cancers, prevention and early detection. Building a solid and supportive network is highly important and the Girls Night In sets up an opportunity for this to happen.
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