Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness

October 15, 2018

TEHRAN — An Iranian charity organization is planning on setting up booths to raise awareness about breast cancer concurrent with Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign aimed to offer information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

Behnam Daheshpour Charity Organization is going start a campaign under the theme “everybody together to prevent breast cancer” which will run to the end of the current [Iranian calendar] year (ending on March 20, 2019), according to Fars news agency. 
The campaign will officially kick off on October 18.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized 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. 
It is a yearly campaign that intend educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1 and ends on October 31 every year.
Special booths have been established in various cities of Tehran, Kashan, Karaj, Urmia, Shahr-e Kord, Mashhad, Dezfoul, Zanjan, Semnan, Qom, Kerman, Amol, Sari, Nour, Saveh, Meybod, Sonqor, and Borujerd. 

Individuals can receive information about breast cancer testing, prevention, and treatment as well as learning lifestyle tips to avoid the condition. 

As World Health Organization explains breast cancer is the top cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women. In 2018, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer – that is approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women. While breast cancer rates are higher among women in more developed regions, rates are increasing in nearly every region globally.

In order to improve breast cancer outcomes and survival, early detection is critical. There are two early detection strategies for breast cancer: early diagnosis and screening. Limited resource settings with weak health systems where the majority of women are diagnosed in late stages should prioritize early diagnosis programmes based on awareness of early signs and symptoms and prompt referral to diagnosis and treatment.

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