• Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 09 2018

    As part of Massy Technologies InfoCom’s continued efforts to create awareness and to encourage a culture of  health and wellness in the company, the Human Resource department of the Jamaica office, (in collaboration with HSE and the Sports Club), dubbed Friday 5th October as Pink Day. We asked all staff members to wear something ‘pink’ in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

    As part of the awareness, please see the below FAQ:

    What is Breast Cancer?   Breast Cancer is a term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and invade the breast tissue. 

    Where Does Breast Cancer Start?    Breast cancer can start from different parts in the breast. Most breast cancers begin in the ducts that carry breast milk to the nipple. Some also start in the glands that make breast milk.

    How Can Breast Cancer Spread?   Breast cancer can spread when the cancer cells get into the blood or lymph system and are carried to other parts of the body.

    What Are The Signs of Breast Cancer And How Can I Detect Breast Cancer  At An Early Stage?  Although many types of breast cancer can cause lumps in the breast, not all do. However, do not ignore any signs of lumps in the breast. Any breast lump should be checked by a medical practitioner. Early detection can save your life. Many breast cancers are detected on screening Mammograms and conducting these tests regularly will detect cancers at an earlier stage, often before they are felt or symptoms develop.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    The following statistic was taken from a 2018 Report prepared by The World Health Organization.   This shows Breast Cancer Incidence Worldwide.

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