Monthly Digest – October

Month Long National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common...

By Kate Dilligan | 02/11/2021

Month Long

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.

What Are the Symptoms?

There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include—

  • Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
  • Pain in any area of the breast.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).
  • A new lump in the breast or underarm.
  • If you have any signs that worry you, see your doctor right away.

Retrieved fromCDC

Guide to Breast Cancer

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Guide to Liver Cancer

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Specific Date

October 5-7 – Pink Week

Join the conversation in a series of virtual and in person event. Support @BCRCSB and #BreastCancerAwareness by tagging and following posts with hashtags: BCRCPinkWeek2021 #PinkWeekSB #BCRCSB #BreastCancerAwareness #AwarenessEducationCommunity on Facebaook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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October 9, 2021 – World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is an annual unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. WHPCD will celebrate palliative care, showing the world how vital it is, and why we must make sure everyone has access, no matter where they live, who they love, what their age or their background. World Hospice and Palliative Care Day will show why palliative care should be included within countries’ plans and budgets to “build back better” so governments finance palliative care for all. The theme this year is: “Leave no-one behind – equity in access to palliative care”

Retrieved from WHPCA

For additional information on World Hospice and Palliative Care, visit the links below:

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October 13, 2021 – Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

​Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day is a time to gain and spread knowledge of what sufferers are up against and how society can help. Metastatic means that what began as a case of early-stage breast cancer has metastasized, or spread to other organs (lungs, bones, etc.) outside the breasts, and is now considered to be stage four cancer. At this point the only care option is to treat the advanced cancer and its side effects, including anxiety; there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer as of this writing. Treatments may include surgeries and chemotherapy, as well as possible clinical trials of new drugs, which along with other palliative care can help improve quality of life and lengthen life span itself. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day is part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and presents an opportunity for us to increase awareness and visibility for those who are championing and fighting for scientific advances.

Retrieved from National Today

For additional information on Metastatic Breast Cancer, visit the link below:

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

October 15, 2021 – National Mammography Day

National Mammography Day is a part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is celebrated on the third Friday of October every year. Mammograms are a hugely important aspect of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as millions of women across the globe are encouraged to attend Mammography screenings as part of the defense against developing breast cancer. According to the CDC, cancer is the second biggest cause of death among Americans. Breast cancer is among the most common diagnosis in women, and screenings and exams are crucial for early detection and treatment.

Retrieved from Breast Cancer Assistance Fund

For additional information on Mammography, visit the website below:

Retrieved from Cancer.Net

October 17-23, 2021 – National Health Quality Week

Healthcare Quality Week (HQW), brought to you by NAHQ, is a dedicated time to celebrate the profession and raise awareness of the positive impact healthcare quality professionals have in their organizations and communities. Amid the global pandemic, quality has taken center stage and more healthcare professionals are being called upon to do this critical work. It’s clear that quality matters … now more than ever!

Retrieved from NAHQ

For additional information on Healthcare Quality Week, visit the links below:

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