October- the month commemorated worldwide for ‘Breast Cancer awareness’ is here and we at Turyaa in honor of a shared vision for a world without this disease, introduces ‘Turyaa for Pink’ Campaign; which celebrates the power of global solidarity by encouraging people to “Take Action to be aware.”
The desire to defeat breast cancer is universal. ‘Turyaa for Pink’ invites women, men and families to draw inspiration from one another and unite in action on social media, by spreading the word and encouraging each other through awareness to stop the spread of the disease.
The statistics for Breast Cancer globally are very real and on the rise and we at Turyaa will encourage our patrons to be aware of the diseases. We will not sell products or make profits from this campaign but rather we will redirect our supporters to credible organizations to educate themselves.
We value all living with and at risk of breast cancer and recognize the hard realities of breast cancer survivors. We encourage all of you during the month on social media to post and encourage your friends and family to be aware of the disease. #turyaaforpink
World Health Organization website 2016: http://www.who.int/cancer/breast_cancer_awareness/en/
Early diagnosis remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. When found early, and if adequate diagnosis and treatment are available, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured. I
What is breast cancer?
Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then invade surrounding tissues or spread to other areas of the body.
A global issue
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and men worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.
At least one-third of all cancer cases are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer.
Read More through World Health Organization website:
Importance of early detection
If found the disease is identified and treated at an early stage the cancer could be cured completely.
“Sahan Suwa Cancer helpline” for patients (and their families) in the community or in the hospital with a life-limiting illness. Any patient or a family member can ring from any part of Sri Lanka on 0117 600 400 between 8am to 2pm, 7 days a week.
Global Online Community:
Breast Cancer Social Media is an online community formed in order to utilize the power of social media to unite, educate and empower those affected by breast cancer.
While #BCSM started as a tweet chat, it has grown into something much larger. It is a true community, made up of patients, advocates, caregivers, physicians, and researchers. Strong friendships have developed, and many of the patients have had the opportunity to meet in real life.