World Cancer Day 2021: A recognition of the COVID‐19 heroes supporting and caring for cancer patients around the world

Since its founding in 1933, one of the main objectives of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is to convene global leaders in cancer control—from treatment centers, researchers, patient groups, organizations carrying out diagnostics, screening and prevention programmes—to better fight cancer together. This also remains a core priority for the organization in these surreal times as we adapt to the COVID‐19 pandemic. COVID‐19 has presented huge challenges for cancer professionals, patients and cancer societies, globally. In 2020, a questionnaire‐based survey was conducted by UICC amongst 1200 members in 172 countries to better understand and assess the impact of the pandemic

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Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts Part Two

MYTH: Breast cancer always causes a lump you can feel.
FACT: Breast cancer might not cause a lump, especially when it first develops.

People are sometimes under the impression that breast cancer always causes a lump that can be felt during a self-exam. They might use this as a reason to skip mammograms, thinking they’ll be able to feel any change that might indicate a problem. However, breast cancer doesn’t always cause a lump. By the time it does, the cancer might have already moved beyond the breast into the lymph nodes. Although performing breast self-exams is certainly a good idea, it isn’t a substitute for regular screening with mammography.

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Breast Cancer Myths vs. Facts part 1.

Unless people experience breast cancer in their own lives, or they’re close to someone who does, they might not be able to separate myth from fact when it comes to this disease: who gets it and why, for example, or what treatment involves. True, breast cancer is one of the better-known and more-talked-about cancers, but there are still so many misconceptions out there

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