#NoBraDay has been running since at least 2011, with the message of raising awareness for the importance of breast cancer screening, recognising the symptoms of breast cancer and regular self-examinations in the fight against breast cancer, by encouraging women to leave their bras at home on October 13th.
National No Bra Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing how to carry out breast self-examinations, being able to recognise the symptoms of breast cancer and encouraging women to partake in regular breast cancer screening.
Here are 9 Random facts about breast cancer you should know:
-Breast cancer affects both men and women; although it is more common in women
-Breast cancer is the top cancer in women both in the developed and the developing world
-When breast cancer is detected early the survival rate is 98%
-The left breast is statistically more prone to developing cancer than the right breast.
-Regular breast examination is a must for every woman; you can try self-exams or clinical breast exams
-One of the early and most common warning sign of breast cancer is the discovery of a new lump in the breast
-Some risk factors associated with breast cancer include increasing age, family history of breast cancer, obesity, radiation exposure, beginning your period too early, clocking menopause too late and excessive alcohol
-Some researchers claim that wearing a bra greatly increases your risk of developing breast cancer
-Breast cancer is not a death sentence. Early detection is key
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