Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness and Research Month, a time when the world comes together to raise awareness and support the fight against this devastating disease. As the pink month rounds up, we at Adron Homes stand in solidarity with all those affected by breast cancer and encourage everyone to be intentional about everything that promotes women’s wellness.
The event which is a brainchild of the Executive Director of Finance at Adron Homes, Olori Aderonke EmmanuelKing, the breast cancer awareness and examination program has become a yearly mainstay in Adron Homes’ Pink Month schedule. Our staff from across the country are screened by experts who educate them on wellness and healthy living and conduct thorough examinations.
The event saw hundreds of women in our workforce get informed and screened to join the rest of the world in the global crusade against breast cancer to mark Pink Month in partnership with PinkClinic Nigeria at our head office.
While sensitizing the participants, Dr Linda Keku of PinkClinic a specialist in female reproductivity described cancer as a genetic abnormality that happens as a result of the ageing process and the wear and tear of life in general.
The doctor explained the risk factors for breast cancer as; obesity, diet, lack of physical activity; stress, radiation exposure, history of cancer, hormones and genetics. She advised the participants to pay more attention to their health by having a good health plan such as monthly self-examination, clinical breast examination and mammograms.
Breast cancer is a pressing global issue, with millions of new cases diagnosed each year. Early detection remains key to improving survival rates, as the chances of successful treatment are significantly higher when the disease is caught in its early stages. Regular self-examinations and mammograms can be life-saving tools, and we urge women to prioritize their health and well-being.
In 2023, breast cancer continues to impact lives around the world. Statistics reveal that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, underlining the urgency of ongoing research and awareness campaigns. However, there is hope in the form of advancements in treatment options and increased funding for research.
As we raise our collective voice for Breast Cancer Awareness, we also celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors and honour those we’ve lost, while working together towards a world where breast cancer is no longer a threat to women’s health. Join us in this vital mission to support and empower women to take charge of their well-being, not just in October but every day of the year.
Breast cancer is a formidable adversary that has touched the lives of countless individuals and their families. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, race, or socioeconomic status. That’s why every October, we at Adron Homes recognize the significance of this month and dedicate resources to support the cause.
The numbers are sobering. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women globally, and it affects men as well, although less frequently.
One of the pillars of breast cancer prevention is early detection. Regular self-examinations are a simple yet effective way for women to monitor changes in their breast health. The earlier an anomaly is detected, the greater the chances of successful treatment. Mammograms, which are specialized X-ray exams for breast tissue, are another critical tool for early diagnosis, particularly for women over the age of 40.
Our commitment to the cause extends beyond awareness. This is why our annual breast cancer awareness and examination program is a central event in our calendar. It’s not just about wearing pink; it’s about taking concrete actions to make a difference.
Together, we can make a difference, one step at a time, one examination at a time, and one act of solidarity at a time.