Perhaps there maybe someone you know, a friend, a relative, an acquaintance, who has suffered from breast cancer. I had a friend who died from this sickness. It was very painful seeing her suffer, and having to leave her children behind. If only all women would be better informed about this disease, then perhaps many lives can be spared and saved through immediate detection and cure.
Facts you need to know about Breast Cancer:
• The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman's mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present.
• Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.
• Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
• Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years.
• Over eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign such as fibrocystic breast disease.
• You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.
(Resources: American Cancer Society National Cancer Institute Komen Foundation)
You can help save lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cancer Site and clicking on the pink button many times as you can. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms. CLICK the pink button today!
I also have also affixed The Breast Cancer Site button my left side bar (under charities you can support) so you can come back everyday and click on the button.
I pray that even through this little effort, we can somehow make a difference and save lives today. If I have not tagged you for this, but you are willing to support this cause, please feel free to re-publish this and post on your blog. Thank you.
Tagging: Jennie, Rebecca, Sheila, Jojo, and Gina