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By Piaumier Zoé & Vince Maëlle

PINK OCTOBER

index

1. The Origin Story

2. What is breast cancer ?

3. Why is pink ribbon as a symbol ?

4. Pink October

5. Some Facts on Breast cancer

6. Breast cancer risk factors

7. Breast screening test

8. Pink it up

9. Thanks

the origin story

PINK OCTOBER


--> American Cancer Society / Imperial Chemical Industries
--> Most common cancer in women

Breast cancer

  • Spread outside through blood vessels = metastasized
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma

Susan G.Komen Foundation began awarding pink ribbons in New York City

WHY PINK RIBBoN AS A SYMBOL ?

1991 : Charlotte Haley began sending out peach ribbons

1993 : Evelyn Lauder founded The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Why is Pink october an important calendar event ?

  • Breast Cancer awarness
  • Raise consciousness
  • Reduce the stigma
  • Earlier detection
  • Self-tests
  • Treatments


Early detection is quintessential as 90% of breast cancer in their early stage are curable.

SOME FACTS ON BREAST CANCER

World Cancer Research Fund




CANCER RISK FACTORS

  1. Gender
  2. Age
  3. Family history.
  4. Personal health
  5. Child-bearing
  6. Physical activity
  7. Weight
  8. Previous diagnosis
  9. Radiation exposure

HOW REDUCE RISKS

VS

  1. Maintain a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables
  2. Reduce excess weight
  3. Be physically active
  4. Reduce alcohol consumption
  5. Cut down on smoking
  6. Don't expose your chest to unnecessary radiation
  7. Carry out a mounthly self-test
  8. Speak to your doctor about the best time to start breast screening

  • In the shower : touch around your breast, nipple and underarm area in a circular motion for unusual sensations
  • In front of a mirror : Observe any visual changes in size and shape
  • Lying down : examine your breast and underarm areas in circular motion

Signs of breast cancer

Is it breast cancer or not ?

Don't panic !

Keep in mind that the above mentionned symptoms shoulf not be instantaneously associated with breast cancer

If you find anything out of the ordinary, visit a GP immediately and he may refer you for a breast screening test

What does it consist of ?

Crucial as it can identify cancerous cells before symptoms are visible.


Once a year for women over 50.

Mammogram

- X-ray of your breast

- You'll only fell a little discomfort
- On the day of the mammogram, don't put on any deodorant or creams on your breast area.

Result

• If all is clear, results are sent by post.

• If abnormability is detected, you'll be called for an appoitment.

BREAST SCREENING



What is the most asked question about mammogram ?

Breast screening

  • You are not alone !
  • Open up to family and friends
  • Talk to breast cancer survivors
  • Local Non Governmental Organizations
  • Action for Breast Cancer Foundation/ International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • "Guerir.org"

Living with breast cancer

HOW PARTICIPATE





thanks!

Sources :
  • Santé Publique France
  • Wikipédia
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation
  • NHS

K A H O O T