October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month….an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease and to honour women at every step of their breast cancer journey.

The loop of pink ribbon which has become the symbol of breast cancer awareness has now reached its 25th year. Is wearing pink the only way to show support?

We can all do our bit to help and support, to walk alongside and hold the hands of our female/male (Yes breast cancer affects males too) relatives, friends, colleagues and acquaintances as they walk through their difficult journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Support that will help to reach the day (hopefully in the near future) when breast cancer has claimed its last life and is no longer life-threatening.

The 3 main risk factors are:
– Being a woman
– Growing older
– Having an immediate family history

If this applies to a vast majority of women, please ensure that you consult your physician and get the following tests done:

– Mammography
– CA 15.3
– Breast FNAC

Stay well informed, stay safe, stay blessed with good health…always!!!

Warm regards,

Charmaine D’Souza


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