Breast cancer is a fairly common type of cancer that affects about 2.1 million people annually. According to the World Health Organisation, it causes approximately 15% of all cancer-related deaths in women and affects women about 100 times more than men. A staggering amount of women are susceptible to this form of cancer and studies also show that it is more common in developed regions of the world.
The United Nations has designated the month of October as the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help people understand the symptoms better and enable early detection. The wearing of a pink ribbon is fairly common during this month as it serves as an international symbol for breast cancer awareness. People wear it in solidarity with those who have been diagnosed and also to express moral support for them. READ MORE