October 19th is International Day against Breast Cancer

2020/10/19 09:00:41 Written by Canarian Weekly National

In times of the health crisis due to the coronavirus, it is even more necessary to influence other pathologies that continue among us, today, October 19th, the World Health Organization celebrates the International Day against breast cancer with the aim of raising awareness and promoting woman´s access to timely and effective controls, diagnoses and treatments.

The Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) explains that most of Breast cancer cases are diagnosed in women aged 35 to 80, with an increased risk in women aged 45 to 65 years old.

The AECC is encouraging breastfeeding today in the face of a disease that has affected more than 1,500 women in the Islands this year, and that thanks to research and early detection campaigns, saves 90% of cases.

Breast cancer accounts for about 30% of female tumours, and in 2014 caused the death of 6,213 women in Spain, setting the average age of death at 70 years of age. Men can also suffer from breast cancer, which is even more difficult to cure, since it is not detected in time.

For more information, visit the WHO website here: https://www.who.int/cancer/events/breast_cancer_month/en/
or the AECC here: https://www.aecc.es/es