Pink October

It’s Pink October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Pink RibbonWhat is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Pink October?  
It is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.  We are calling this month “Pink October” to help create awareness for breast cancer.  It is our way of helping to spread the word about Breast Cancer.
So what is Cancer and what is Breast Cancer?  
Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control.  When cancer starts in the breast, it’s called Breast Cancer.  Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women.  Breast Cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before she has any symptoms.  A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast.  Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms.
Can men get Breast Cancer?
Yes, men can get breast cancer.  In men, breast cancer can happen at any age, but it is most common in men who are between 60 and 70 years old.  Male breast cancer is not very common.  Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men.  For men, signs of breast cancer and the treatment are almost the same as for women.
This October, GBCreative Business Solutions is proud to take part in helping to create Breast Cancer Awareness.  Breast Cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women.  About 1 in 8 women born today will get breast cancer at some point.  The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
  • If you are a women age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a women age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years.  You may also choose to get them more often.
Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer.  Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
So let’s help to create awareness about how important early detection of breast cancer is.  Making a difference by starting now!  Spread the word about mammograms and encourage communities, organisations, families and people to get involved.
 Pink for October
What difference can we make and how can we spread the word?
Use this opportunity to spread the word about steps women can take to detect breast cancer early.  Make women aware of it by taking action to increase awareness about breast cancer and screenings.
We can do this by:
  • Reminding women to get a screening by displaying posters in the work place or using social media to create awareness
  • By sharing information about mammograms and early detection with women
  • Create awareness of the importance about breast cancer screening
  • Host a breast cancer walk with an organisation, like PinkDrive or any of the others, to create awareness
  • And so much more that we can do
GBCreative Business Solutions will be helping create awareness for Breast Cancer for this month by having a Pink Friday for the month of October and supporting the thousands of women who are waking up to the harsh reality of breast cancer every day.
So why not join us and turn your Friday’s pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness!