Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a dedicated time when communities around the world come together to raise awareness about breast cancer, support those affected by it, and emphasize the importance of early detection and prevention. In honor of this significant month, we are privileged to bring you an insightful interview with a renowned expert, Dr. (Mrs.) Kanchana Wijesinghe, consultant breast surgeon who will share valuable insights on breast cancer, its prevention, and the importance of awareness. Join us as we delve into critical aspects of breast cancer and how we can make a difference in the fight against this disease.
Words - Prabha Rupasinghe
Dr. Wijesinghe, could you provide a simple explanation of what breast cancer is?
Certainly. Breast cancer is when healthy breast cells turn into abnormal cancer cells that grow uncontrollably and form tumors. It is the most common cancer among females worldwide, including Sri Lanka. This disease can affect women of all ages, although it is commonly diagnosed in those over 40.