Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Day 21
Fact for the day
October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month not just in the USA, but globally.
“The majority of deaths (269 000) occur in low- and middle-income countries, where most women with breast cancer are diagnosed in late stages due mainly to lack of awareness on early detection and barriers to health services.
WHO promotes comprehensive breast cancer control programmes as part of national cancer control plans. The recommended early detection strategies for low- and middle-income countries are awareness of early signs and symptoms and screening by clinical breast examination in demonstration areas. Mammography screening is very costly and is feasible only in countries with good health infrastructure that can afford a long-term programme.”
This portion of a painting of Venice by Paul Signac, with its pink hues in the buildings, as well as the sky, stands for the global nature of the need for awareness about the disease.
Painting seen at the Toledo Museum of Art
Taken October 4, 2019
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