Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month happens every October and is a month which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about the disease. 

Cochrane Breast Cancer's objective is to provide the best source of accurate and up-to-date information, especially about the prevention, early detection, treatments, follow-up care, and supportive practices for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Their Cochrane Reviews continue to be an integral part of national and international clinical best practice guidelines and their development of Plain Language Summaries provide evidence to policymakers and members of the community in easy to understand language.

Read the top five accessed Plain Language Summaries in the last year:

    1. Screening for breast cancer with mammography
    2. Drainage tube placement after lymph gland removal from the armpit for breast cancer
    3. Different types of implants for reconstructive breast surgery after mastectomy
    4. Regular self-examination or clinical examination for early detection of breast cancer
    5. Manual lymphatic drainage for lymphedema following breast cancer treatment