More than 800 people took to the streets of Calpe last Sunday in the ‘Marcha Rosa’ (Pink March) against breast cancer.
The march was organised by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and Calpe’s Department of Health and bore the slogan ‘Sumate al Rosa’(Join the Pink).
All participants wore the commemorative pink t-shirt, some going all out with accessories including tuts and deely-boppers as they marched from plaza del Mosquit through the streets to the Paradero de Ifac before returning to plaza Colon where a manifesto was read.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast and changes to the skin or the nipple.
Risk factors can be genetic, but some lifestyle factors, such as alcohol intake, make it more likely to happen.
A range of treatments is available, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.