MOST people don’t see the importance of early breast cancer diagnosis.
Information from the Global Cancer Observatory shows that the incidence of breast cancer has risen from 1,38 million in 2008 to 2,08 million in 2018.
Mzansi has a high rate of breast cancer and Roche is taking steps to fight the scourge.
More than 70 000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Mzansi in 2014, according to the National Cancer Registry. This makes cancer a big problem for the country.
#Every30Days inspires and empowers women with the support and advice they need to perform breast self-examinations while its online platform, https://www.roche.co.za/en/disease-education/Every_30_Days_Breast_Self_Exam.html provides expert guidance for early detection.
“Knowing and understanding one’s body isn’t just good advice, it’s a health imperative,” said Esnath Muzenda, communication officer at Roche.
“#Every30Days urges women to follow a three-step breast self-exam at www.URL.co.za and make it part of their monthly routine,” Esnath said.
“Taking action to diagnose breast cancer early is becoming urgent as prevalence of this cancer is increasing.”
information from the Global Cancer Observatory shows that the incidence of breast cancer has risen from 1,38 million in 2008 to 2,08 million in 2018.
In Mzansi, one in 27 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, while male breast cancer accounts for 1% of all breast cancer cases.
“Early diagnosis is proving key. The World Health Organisation recommends breast self-exams to raise awareness.”
Esnath said they are always looking for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.