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Forum Focus: raising awareness of breast cancer

October turns pink to raise awareness of breast cancer
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October has been designated national breast cancer awareness month for many years. In contrast to the Be Clear on Cancer Campaign I discussed last month, which focused on a number of related diseases that may be an early sign of lung cancer, October concentrates on a single disease that mostly affects women.

It is easy to think that awareness months are aimed solely at a public that is somehow distinct and separate from us healthcare professionals. But we are that public too as we also use healthcare services.

As members of a profession that is predominantly female, it seems natural to try to raise awareness of a cancer that affects so many women.

In the pink

It is difficult not to notice the annual campaign kicking off as supermarkets,

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