Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annually campaign to raise awareness of this disease.Yet, for many, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is also a difficult reminder of their personal experience with breast cancer and the many patients we have lost to this disease. As of 2020, there were 2.26 million worldwide cases of breast cancer, making it the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, 685,000 of those diagnosed have died.
These statistics remind us there is still urgent work to do, more than just one month.
We’re here to help you understand the signs and symptoms
Raise awareness of breast cancer in men
It’s rare, but men can get breast cancer too. We’re here to help everyone to be body aware.
Signs and symptoms of male breast cancer
A lump in the chest area
The most common symptom is a lump in the chest area which is often painless.
- Liquid, sometimes called discharge, that comes from the nipple without squeezing and which may be blood-stained
- A tender or inverted (pulled in) nipple
- Ulcers (sores) on the chest or nipple area
- Swelling of the chest area and occasionally the lymph nodes under the arm
The newest class of interest for advanced breast cancer, Cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, work by specifically inhibiting CDK4/6 proteins and blocking the transition from G1-to-S phase which is crucial for normal and cancer cell proliferation. The developing and approval of CDK 4/6 inhibitors has substantially changed therapeutic approach for metastatic hormone receptor (HR) positive breast cancer.
Letrozole (Aromatase inhibitor) and Palbociclib are two most prescribed medicines for treating Breast cancer, and can be used together for breast cancer patients; learn more about each one of them in our website: