Most women have been impacted in some way by breast cancer. It may be a Mum, Sister, Friend or themselves who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the still the most common cancer in Australian women, with one in eight women diagnosed by the time they turn 85. This year more than 15,000 Australian women and 125 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Raising awareness is an important part of reducing the impact of breast cancer on Australian women and families.
October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a special time to acknowledge and support the many women and families across the country affected by breast cancer.
This October Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) invites all Australians to take time out to make sure family, friends and loved ones are well informed, and ensure those affected know they are not alone in their breast cancer journey.
There are many ways we can all get involved this month. BCNA outline some great ideas to get together to raise awareness, show support and pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer.