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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Do monthly self-examination for early detection
The world is currently observing the Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) as a health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.

The first NBCAM was observed in 1985 to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. Currently, both the governmental and the civil society organizations are offering information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Earlier, male breast cancer, considered rare, was generally overlooked. However, in 2009 the male breast cancer advocacy groups joined together to globally establish the third week of October as "Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week".

For women, at least monthly self-examination of breasts is being advocated. It is advised that while standing,  use the pads of your fingers and move them around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area for any lump or hardness.

Or else, when lying down, place a pillow under your right shoulder and your right arm behind your head. Using your left hand, move the pads of your fingers around your right breast gently in small circular motions covering the entire breast area and armpit. Repeat the process by turning over for the other breast.

It has advised on needs to check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. If you notice any changes and get lumps, cosult your healthcare provider.

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