! Murcia Today – Aguilas commemorates World Breast Cancer Day on October 19

Publication date: 18/10/2022

The Town Hall of Águilas joins the commemoration of World Breast Cancer Day this Wednesday, October 19

If you’ve walked past the main balcony of the Águilas Town Hall building recently and wondered why there’s a huge pink ribbon hanging there, it’s because it’s supposed to be a symbol of the fight against breast cancer.

This symbolic act is part of the activities scheduled for International Breast Cancer Day, which will be celebrated tomorrow, Wednesday 19 October.

The mayor of Águilas, Mari Carmen Moreno, took the opportunity to emphasize the importance of “women presenting themselves for mammograms, in order to detect the disease at a stage where it can be treated appropriately for a prompt recovery”.

It is believed that every woman has approximately a 1 in 8 chance of getting breast cancer at some point in her life, which is why it is so important to raise awareness of this problem and educate women to get checked regularly. and learn to control themselves. possible lumps.

That’s why every year, on October 19, we commemorate World Breast Cancer Day to remind society as a whole of its commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Raising women’s awareness of the importance of breast self-examination techniques, regular health check-ups and mammograms are fundamental to detect it in time. Early diagnosis is vital because the 100% chance of recovery depends on it, if detected in time.

Image: Ayuntamiento de Águilas

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