Scores of social media users, particularly Twitter, have gone braless on Wednesday, in commemoration of ‘No Bra’ day.

Many ladies shared photos of themselves without brasiers in honour of the occasion.

The day is observed annually on October 13 to promote breast cancer awareness.

Scores on social media go braless in commemoration of 'No Bra' day
Photo source: Twitter

As part of activities to mark the day, women are encouraged to go braless in order to remind people that breast cancer, though a potentially fatal disease, can be prevented and treated upon early detection.

Scores on social media go braless in commemoration of 'No Bra' day
Photo source: Twitter

The hashtag #NoBraDay is among the top trends for the day on Twitter.

Breast cancer awareness has become necessary following the increased number of breast cancer cases recorded worldwide.

Scores on social media go braless in commemoration of 'No Bra' day

The disease, as its name suggests, is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.

Symptoms include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast. Treatment depends on the stage of cancer.

Scores on social media go braless in commemoration of 'No Bra' day

Data from the World Health Organisation (W.H.O) indicate that in 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685, 000 deaths globally.

Also, as of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer. The situation has been no different in previous years as a lot of cases have been recorded.

Owing to this, the month of October, dubbed ‘Pink October’, has been dedicated to raising awareness on Breast Cancer. Activities such as free breast screening, breast care sensitisation programmes, etc. are organised as part of events to mark the occasion.

Funds are also raised for research into breast cancer.



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