The month of October is marked for Breast Cancer Awareness.  This helps to increase attention and support for awareness, early diagnosis and treatment as well as palliative care for women facing the problem. (MOH)

Breast cancer is one of the various types of cancers that affect the breast. Cancer begins when there is an abnormal cell growth.

Breast cancer usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an X-ray or felt as a lump

IT IS SIGNIFICANT TO KNOW THAT MOST BREAST LUMPS ARE BENIGN AND NOT CANCER.

Non-cancerous breast tumors are abnormal growth but they do not spread outside of the breast. They are not life threatening, but some types of benign breast lumps can increase a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer.

Any breast lump or change needs to be examined by  a health care professional to determine if its benign or malignant (cancer) and if it might affect your future cancer risk.”