The month of October is about raising awareness about Breast Cancer and helping raise global visibility of Pink October. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime.
According to the Cancer Association of Zimbabwe, developing countries bear the heaviest burden of cancer. About 70% of all cancer deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. In sub-Saharan Africa cancer is emerging as a public health concern
Yet, many of these deaths can be avoided. Between 30-50% of cancers are preventable by healthy lifestyle choices such as avoidance of tobacco and public health measures like immunization against cancer causing infections. Others can be detected early, treated and cured.