Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative
Breast cancer has been affecting a vast majority of women worldwide. It usually occurs in elderly women and the death toll because of breast cancer is incalculable. This year, ‘National Cancer Survivors Day’ will be celebrated nationally and worldwide on June 7th. With an aim to fight breast cancer and create more awareness about this deadly disease, the popular actress of yesteryears, Tanuja along with her two daughters Kajol Devgn and Tanisha Mukherjee recently attended a breast cancer awareness event.
The three stars have taken up the initiative to create awareness and have been actively supporting the cause of breast cancer through the NGO, Prashanti Cancer Care Mission. During the event, there was a panel discussion with renowned doctors of India on how early breast cancer can be detected using the latest technology available.
Prashanti Cancer Care Mission is a non-profit NGO with Kajol as the brand ambassador. Tanuja is a trustee in the NGO. Tanisha Mukherjee regularly spreads awareness with a strong belief that early detection of the breast cancer cells will help save thousands of lives.
In an exclusive interview, the actress talked about the importance of spreading awareness in order to inform people that early detection can cure this disease and eradicate the problem at the root level and save many lives. She says, “Many people are not aware of the disease, if more people get themselves tested early, more lives can be saved.”
Tanisha reveals, We have been associated with this cause from the time my grandmother and my aunt Nutan had cancer. When I was 23 years old, I panicked and got myself tested. A few years later, my mom had a small cyst which had to be operated. So, this is a very real disease. My family has gone through this, and I feel very strongly about it. My family and I will continue to support this cause till we can eradicate it from the face of the earth.”
Tanisha expresses her gratitude for the work Prashanti Cancer Care has been doing to eradicate cancer. “The mission is growing and people are becoming more aware of the disease. Technology is changing the way people look at deadly diseases and medicine is also helping us use the technology in a tar effective way,” she states.
Breast cancer is the kind of cancer that develops from the breast tissue, mostly from the lining of milk ducts and the lobules that supply milk. It can be cured ¡titis detected in the early stages and diagnosed properly. And since prevention is better than cure, read about some symptoms and risk factors linked to breast cancer mentioned below and become more aware.
Some Signs And Symptoms
- Lump in the breast O Pain in the breast or armpit
- Dimpling of the breast skin
- Discharge from the nipple
- Change in the shape and size of breast
- Replacement of hormones during menopause
- Late childbirth or no childbirth
- Drinking alcohol
- Same sex intercourse