Published: Sun, October 18, 2020
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Carlow woman fighting breast cancer launches fundraiser for worthy causes

Carlow woman fighting breast cancer launches fundraiser for worthy causes

"Throughout the month of October, we've partnered with the Atlantic Police Department to sell pink patches, with all money going to Cass County Relay for Life". Forgive me, but as a researcher studying how we understand information on links between environmental and occupational exposures and breast cancer, I've grown tired of yet another October decorated in pink, promoting the same message of awareness.

Every year, the month of October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in order to highlight the importance of checking your breasts regularly to enable early detection of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in women, second only to skin cancer.

In a statement made available to THISDAY, the Vice President for Africa, Nana Frimpong, said the initiative is meant to help increase awareness about breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Nigeria, "and provide critical intervention for patients and survivors of the disease".

"In support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Boeing Airplane 787 Dreamliner drew the iconic ribbon in the sky", said Qatar Airways on its official twitter account yesterday.

Breast cancer is spreading rapidly in Pakistan and there is a need to raise awareness about it, emphasised Dr Shaista Masood Khan, a surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital.

"Think Pink" programme activities include awareness-building activities, health-education webinars, free mammograms for employees and fundraising events.

"Cancer doesn't discriminate. Cancer doesn't care how old you are, what nationality".

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