In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which falls on the month of October, unique campaigns raising awareness have been popping up all over the world including October 13th as #NoBraDay.
According to Africa Cancer Foundation, there are several risk factors that may increase the probability that a woman will get breast cancer. However some women who have risk factors never develop breast cancer, it is still important to go for a preventative screening.
Some risk factors include:
– Age: The chance of getting breast cancer increases as you get older
– Personal health history
– Family health history
– Certain genome changes
– Radiation therapy to the chest
– Reproductive and menstrual history
– Breast density
– Being overweight or obese after menopause
– Lack of physical activity
– Drinking alcohol
People all over social media are participating in #NoBraDay – raising awareness for a good cause and having a little fun doing it as well. #NoBraDay is trending globally on social media and what are people posting?
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