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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month … Self-Care Starts with Knowledge for Men and Women Alike

Did you know? Both men and women are capable of being diagnosed with breast cancer.

In the United States, about 240,000 women and 2,100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2023, about 2,800 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men.

That’s why early detection, prevention, and support are crucial, and can help thousands avoid a delayed diagnosis. Let’s inspire both men and women to get educated and learn more.

It’s essential to understand the risk factors, signs and symptoms, screening methods and treatment options. Staying updated with the latest information and research is very important.

How do we go about, educating, spreading awareness and sharing information to the people we care about?

Encourage an open conversation about self-care, and include the topic of understanding breast cancer and that it’s a disease that affect both men and women. It has a high survival rate when detected early. Look into pamphlets from healthcare providers, charity organizations like the American Cancer Society, reputable TV/Movie documentaries, books and health magazines.

More tips to spread awareness and education that could save lives:

  • Join or organize awareness events, fundraising, webinars, seminars or workshops

  • Inspire a friend or family member to open up with their healthcare providers

  • Contribute your free time and collaborate with organizations or non-profits

  • Encourage self-examination and regular screenings as suggested by healthcare professionals

  • Share information about local screening centers and community support

  • Provide a reliable source of information like websites, hotlines (1-800-227-2345 - American Cancer Society Hotline) and support groups

  • Support patients and caregivers, many are not vocal about needing help

Stay committed, breast cancer awareness is not limited to a specific month or timeframe, your year-round efforts will ensure that the message reaches a wider audience consistently.

Since stress is an attributing factor that can cause cancer, Karmascore can also help in assessing and rating the value of the different relationships in your life and whether or not they may be a source of negativity. You may find that there are connections that are causing you stress, and that you need to distance yourself from them in order to lead a healthier life.

When you are physically, emotionally and mentally healthy, you have more LOVE to give!


Let’s nurture, measure and thrive! By Virginia C. Dori CMO at Karmascore Nurture * Measure* Thrive Karmascore is woman-founded relationship analytics company, a mobile app solution for relationship management and scoring, for today’s focus on selfcare and mental wellness. It’s the first of its kind that tracks progress and efficiency, to build and manage better relationships, measure the moments that matter and eliminate stress. Download our free app from iOS or Google Play App Store, and for more information visit:

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