October is internationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Australia, the National Breast Cancer Foundation raises money from the sale of pink ribbon products to support research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
With one in 9 Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85, most of us will know someone affected or be affected ourselves.
For much more on breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment, visit the myDr Breast Cancer topic page.
Last Reviewed: 04 October 2012