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Breast Cancer Signs Made Easy With 'Know Your Lemons'

Update Date: Jan 17, 2017 03:10 AM EST

Worldwide Breast Cancer (WBC) has recently launched "Know Your Lemons", a campaign that has been going viral on various social media platforms and blogs. It has helped raise awareness about breast cancer and teaches women how to detect symptoms earlier. 

The program has been shared on Facebook more than 25,000 times and many have used games so that more people get to know the "Know Your Lemons" campaign, according to CTV News

Women everywhere continue to inspire others to share and spread the "Know Your Lemons" guide. Some have made it easier for it to reach other countries, like Corrine Beaumont's blog which has it available in eight different languages.

Corrine Beaumont MFA, PhD said "Looking deceptively simple, this is monumentally the first breast cancer campaign to be available in multiple languages while keeping the same layout and appearance."

The campaign has recently reached Africa through a WBC Global Education Partner, Dr. Lily Gutnik. She has been known for educating men and women around the world about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

"I trained lay women with no health background on how to conduct clinical breast exams and provide breast cancer education talks to community women in the clinics," said Gutnik. She continues to work with health clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi to help breast cancer screenings become more accessible and effective.

With the use of the #knowyourlemons images, she developed a flip chart and used it for training over 4,000 men and women. These men and women then shared their knowledge in their communities further educating thousands who are not aware of the symptoms and treatments.

WBC has over 1,000 Global Education Partners and interested parties and individuals can join the campaign and help raise awareness. Downloadable leaflets, pamphlets, slideshows and videos are available online

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