Breast Cancer Awareness
An example of advocacy is the promotion of breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer advocates raise money for more patient empowerment, better care, and more knowledge by running educational campaigns or offering free or low-cost services, whereas breast cancer consciousness works to increase awareness and lessen the stigma of breast cancer by educating people about its symptoms and treatments. The larger women's health movement is supported by breast cancer culture, also known as pink ribbon culture, which is the outgrowth of breast cancer advocacy. Socially conscious, pro-woman individuals, businesses, and governments use breast cancer culture to signal their support for women’s health and mainstream issues. The environmental breast cancer campaign believes that pollution, possibly from drugs, is a significant contributing factor. Plastics, industrial runoff, and pesticides in groundwater.
- Pain in any area of the breast.
- Any change in the size or shape of the breast.
- A new lump in the breast or underarm.
- Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).