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October 30, 2023

by Melisse Geisha Jamora

In this intricate tapestry of human existence, myriad of adversaries in the realm of health and wellness poses significant challenges to every right of a human to live a borrowed life to the fullest. As time takes its course, multitude of illnesses and treatments have been discovered owing to human and technological intelligence advancement. However, despite these strides, certain terminal illnesses still lack definitive medical solutions. Among them are various forms of cancer, which continue to present uncertainties regarding survival. Efforts to raise international awareness regarding such topics are forged, such as the accustomation of inscribing the month of October as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Traveling back through the course of time, the American Cancer Society in partnership with Imperial Chemical Industries, initiated a week-long campaign with the objective of propagating awareness for breast cancer back in 1985. Over time, this campaign evolved into a month-long event and remains celebrated today, symbolized by the iconic pink ribbon.

With October being tagged as the pink month, pink not only symbolizes femininity but a representation of brave people battling the war against breast cancer. With little to major strides, this campaign advocated by people armored by genuine concern, compassion, and humility, meets its purpose which is to:


  • Provide support to people diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Educating the masses regarding breast cancer risk factors
  • Emphasizing the importance of regular screenings, particularly for those at higher personal risk
  • Raise funds to support breast cancer research


Despite breast cancer being predominantly associated with women, it is essential to recognize that individuals of all genders can be affected. Hence, addressing the lack of awareness and misconceptions surrounding illnesses and genders can serve as barriers to detection and proper care. Some men, trans men, and non-binary individuals prefer to label their condition as “chest cancer.”

Awareness of risk factors, despite the difficulty in countering this health hurdle, can aid in prevention. Lifestyle changes such as quitting or reducing smoking and alcohol consumption, along with regular physical exercises, can contribute to prevention efforts. Nonetheless, being a woman and advancing in age are two of the biggest risk factors for breast cancer. Therefore, adherence to screening guidelines, including regular breast self-examinations, annual checkups with healthcare providers, and mammograms, is highly encouraged for individuals meeting these standards.

As we embark on this journey, let hope be our shield and our commitment to life our sword in the battle against breast cancer, hindering it from shattering not only our health but most of all our spirit. With sufficient resources and collective effort, we can dispel the misconceptions, raise awareness, and disseminate accurate information, paving the way for a future where breast cancer is not merely fought but conquered through strength, knowledge, awareness, and resilience.