Canfem stands with you, now and always....
Breasts are one of the most indispensable parts of a female body. In the USA, one in every eight women suffers from breast cancer and in India, as per NCBI, more than 1.6 lakh people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.
It is estimated that number of breast cancer survivors in India are more than the population of Bhutan.
While in India women are still facing the stigma and breast cancer is considered to be a taboo subject, hence must not be talked about, they ignore the early symptoms leading to late detection. In India, 70% of the breast cancer cases are detected in the later stage, often mastectomy remaining the only option, where mastectomy means complete removal of one or both the breasts.
Mastectomy is not easy as it not only gives physical pain but may also lead to emotional and mental trauma.
When a woman undergoes a mastectomy treatment, with their breasts, the weight it carries is also removed, creating a body imbalance, which in long term can also lead to a bent spine and a stooping shoulder. Also,breast being one of the most feminine parts of a woman’s body, on its removal , women often face a lot of body image and self esteem issues.
So what can we do? How can we take a step to minimize our risk of reaching up to that stage?
The Best Protection Is Early Detection
Well , you may start with self breast examination. Self breast examination is all about knowing your breasts well and checking upon it regularly, so any day you feel any abnormality, you can identify it and consult your gynaecologist without any delays.
You should conduct this test once a month , after a couple of days of your periods. It not only helps you in examining any peculiarity in your breast but also acquaint you to the shape, structure , size and texture of your breasts.
To know more about it, you may refer to our next blog dedicated on how to self examine your breasts.
Role of Canfem?
CANFEM stand with every victim and survivor of breast cancer, it provides them cotton fabric based, premium quality prosthesis, at an affordable price. We also provide good quality pocket friendly mastectomy bra. We also organises awareness campaigns to acquaint people with early symptoms of breast cancer.
CANFEM STANDS FOR CARE, COMFORT, SUPPORT AND YOU.
Author - Hiteshi Bhatia
Editor - Akriti Gupta