Utilization of Infographics for Breast Cancer Awareness: Another Look
Asefeh Kardgar and Raji Sundararajan*
Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
*Corresponding Author: Raji Sundararajan, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA.
February 16, 2022; Published: May 05, 2022
Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women worldwide. It affects about one in every eight women at some point in their lives. In the U.S., women younger than forty-five years old account for about nine percent of all affected individuals. Breast cancer in young females is more likely to be inherited than breast cancer in aged females, and if it is diagnosed late, there will be progression of the disease, and it will be more invasive and harder to treat. Several young women are unaware of their breast cancer risk or how to reduce it. For this, more awareness of the disease is needed. Towards this, in this research, utilization of infographics is reviewed. It compares various infographics used for breast cancer awareness.
It is also of practical interest to evaluate the parameters and factors that can improve the effectiveness of the breast cancer infographics and know why we need to design a new infographic for breast cancer and what the characteristics should be. Hence, the current study suggested designing an infographic related to the early diagnosis of breast cancer awareness.
The early diagnosis-based breast cancer infographic will educate and/or enhance their previous knowledge the women, especially those at higher risk, about examining the symptoms, like lump formation, excessive secretions from the nipples, and pain. The novel infographic should be a combination of motion and static infographics (such as interactive infographics) that will present the breast examination video from time to time in a short video clip with background audio. The pink or blue color scheme, pictures, icons, logos, and fewer words should be used to design a new infographic. As a result, the current study focuses on the potential for increasing health awareness about breast cancer to influence early diagnostic strategies adherence favorably.
Keywords: Breast Cancer; Infographics; Interactive Infographics; Static Infographics
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