Breast Cancer Awareness Event on Puerto Vallarta’s Malecon

Medical students from CUC taught participants self-examination, and education about breast cancer, the importance of mammograms, at risk individuals, and family history.

The event was a success and included information about breast cancer for both men and women.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Breast cancer is the top cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing countries where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages.

Breast cancer may also occur in men. Men at any age may develop breast cancer, but it is usually detected (found) in men between 60 and 70 years of age. Male breast cancer makes up less than 1% of all cases of breast cancer.

The Medical Student Association is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, organization made up of several local communities that carry out different medical education activities in the area to educate the population on health care.


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