October is considered Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is not just a day’s event, it is the whole month. A full month is dedicated to Awareness in Breast Cancer by various Health Organizations. The main aim is to reduce the incidence, morbidity, mortality and effect of the disease. How well that has been going globally is difficult to say.
A story I read recently.
A Lady was asked to leave her house by her Husband once she was diagnosed of breast cancer. Her kids were also taken from her by Relatives who believed the disease was contagious.
I read the above on a certain site and it got me thinking – do people really believe that Breast Cancer is contagious? If some do, then it is sad. The Diagnosis of breast cancer alone can weigh a Lady down emotionally. Usually, strength comes from loved ones. If they let her be, depression can kill such women faster than the breast cancer. While the Month is still fresh and various campaigns on breast cancer going on all over the globe, let’s consider the following :
1. Strange beliefs about Breast Cancer.
2. Depression and other Psychological issues in Breast Cancer
3. Social issues with Breast Cancer.
4. Research in Developing Countries in Breast Cancer.
5. How effective campaigns have been.
Ensure you get to know more about Breast Cancer, get screened if need be, and tell at least one person before the Month is over.