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October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is marked as a breast cancer awareness month worldwide, with the aim of raising awareness about this illness and supporting prevention, early detection and treatment. Within the project PARHS – Preventive Actions in the Reproductive Health Sector, FORS Montenegro organised series of activities in order to inform the population about breast cancer and motivate women to take care of their own health, have preventive examinations and talk with their doctors. To that end, a distribution of promotional materials was organised in the shopping mall Delta City in Podgorica, in cooperation with the TV station TV Vijesti and NGO "Zdrava Donna Montenegrina". During this event, promotional T-shirts, notebooks, bags, cups and informational brochures were distributed to women. The event was supported by the Independent daily "Vijesti", Ministry of Health and young volunteers from Niksic.

Breast cancer is the most common malignant illnesses among women. Each year there are around 1.5 million of new cases in the world, and around 458.000 deaths. However, if it is detected at an early stage, the chances of cure are significant. That is the reason why we remind all women to have their preventive examinations regularly and find additional information about this illness in health institutions.
Besides this event, October as a Breast Cancer Awareness Month was marked through TV and radio shows, newspaper articles, preventive examinations, TV and radio spot broadcasting and distribution of promotional materials in target municipalities: Berane, Niksic and Pljevlja.
The PARHS project is funded by the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia-Montenegro, and implemented Health Centre Niksic, Health Centre Berane, Health Centre Pljevlja, Health Centre Raska, Health Centre Novi Pazar, Ministry of Health of Montenegro, FORS Montenegro and Regional Development Agency of Sandzak – SEDA. The hospitals in the above mentioned municipalities are also included in the project whose aim is to improve the reproductive health of women in target municipalities in both countries.

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