Breast Cancer/ Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Published on October 15, 2013 by

breastcanceranddomesticviolenceoctoberWHAT is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in one or both of the breasts. Breast cancer usually develops in ducts or lobules, also known as the milk-producing areas of the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer dealth in women ( after lung cancer).


WHAT is Domestic Violence?

Also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse or intimate partner violence (IPV), can be broadly defined as a patteren of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. Domestic violence has many forms including physical aggression ( hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect); and economic deprivation.


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