PINK IS THE NEW BLACK; BLACK THAT SUPPORTS!
In October last year, a whole bunch of beautiful, historic and modern landmarks across U.K. including The University of Cambridge’s Corpus Clock, HMS Belfast, The Falkirk wheel – Scotland, Cornwall’s Eden Project, The Chatsworth House among others turned out P-I-N-K!
FYI, it wasn’t some metaphor for being embarrassed. In fact, it was & it is the opposite of it –
To #E-M-B-R-A-C-E and to be #A-W-A-R-E.
These iconic landmarks lighted themselves up as a part of #wearitpink, Breast Cancer Awareness Month’s leading fundraising campaign.
As it happens, October is not only the month of Halloween and fun but is also the #Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With PINK, the main purpose is to spread awareness and #raise funds for cancer research for its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
It also serves as a platform to provide #I-N-F-O-R-M-A-T-I-O-N & #S-U-P-P-O-R-T to those suffering from #Breast Cancer.
Cancer is now a word we are all familiar with (sadly), and when one says “breast cancer”, we immediately think of women. But #male breast cancer, although rare, is a reality. So it isn’t just women who need care but also men!
The causal factors for breast cancer are, as of now, unknown. Therefore, the emphasis is on #early detection as a curative treatment works best at the earlier stages. Awareness of early signs and symptoms and screening by clinical breast examination are key to early detection.
If you notice any of the following changes that are persistent, best visit a doctor at the soonest! Even though some of these symptoms might be due to hormonal changes, an infection, or even some other ailment or benign tumour, it is better to get examined and find the root cause to get treated accordingly.
> changes in the shape of the nipple
> breast pain doesn’t go away after your next period
>a new lump that doesn’t go away after your next period
(A lump that is hard with irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous.)
>nipple discharge from one breast that is clear, red, brown, or yellow
>unexplained redness, swelling, skin irritation, itchiness, or rash on the breast\
swelling or a lump around the collarbone or under the arm
Be aware of your own body and keep track of the changes you experience.
A healthy lifestyle consisting of a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and occasional breaks from work go a long way in keeping you #STRONG & good-to-go!
Remember: A positive attitude, strong family and friends’ support system, and everlasting hope and faith can turn a cancer tragedy into a #Survivor’sTale.
Never lose hope as it is never too late because,