National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) each year provides an opportunity to raise awareness about breast cancer and promote early detection and treatment.
The month of October is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the disease and encouraging individuals to take steps to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.
What’s Breast Cancer?
Cancer develops when cells in the breast divide and grow uncontrollably, creating a mass called a tumor. Feeling a lump in your breast, experiencing a change in your breast size, or noticing changes to your breast’s skin can all be signs of breast cancer.
What’s National Breast Awareness Month?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in October to raise awareness about breast cancer and its impact on the community.
There are many ways to get involved with NBCAM. Here are some ideas:
Share your story. If you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer, share your story on social media or in another forum to help raise awareness about the disease.
Volunteer your time. Volunteer your time to help with events or other activities. Many organizations support breast cancer patients and families.
Make a donation. Support the fight against breast cancer by donating to a reputable organization.
Educate yourself and others. Learn as much as possible about breast cancer and share your knowledge with others.
Wear pink. Wear pink during October to show your support for those affected by breast cancer.
After Breast Cancer: What To Do Next?
Breast cancer is a life-changing event. One of the most difficult choices you will face is what to do about your breasts after treatment. You have many options, including:
- Do nothing
- Have a mastectomy (removal of the breast)
- Have a lumpectomy (removal of the cancerous tissue)
- Undergo radiation therapy
- Have a breast reconstruction
Each option has its own risks and benefits, so it’s important to make an informed decision. If you’re considering breast reconstruction, your plastic & reconstructive surgeon can help you choose the best option.
Schedule a Consultation
Would you like to get a surgical plastic or reconstructive breast procedure in Cincinnati, Ohio? Don’t hesitate to contact Donna Krummen, MD FACS. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Krummen Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, you can call 513.985.0850.