Have you, or someone you know, lost someone to breast cancer?
My guess is yes you or someone you know most certainly has. I understand how hard and painful that is. The worse part is, there’s not always very much time if the person you love is diagnosed in the late stages.
Seriously I understand how much it hurts. You see, I lost my best friend to breast cancer a few years ago. Within a year of being diagnosed with breast cancer, Judy was gone at the age of 32 leaving behind her 8 year old son.
Early detection can save lives!!!
This global burden doesn’t discriminate. It just takes those we love both men and women, and leaves behind often young children without their mother’s, husbands without wives, brother’s without sisters and friends without each other.
The fact’s according to the American Cancer Society:
- Women, regardless of family history, face a 1-in-8 chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer among women
- 230,480 new cases estimated to occur in 2011.
- Men are expected to account for 2,140 new breast cancer cases in 2011.
- Nearly 40,000 will die from the disease
- 5 year survival rate for breast cancer caught early is 98%, when it’s not 23%.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
To learn more, support, or make donations you can visit http://www.komen.org
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Janet I. Mueller