October 11th, 2010

Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is known as the month of change; the time changes, the season changes and the weather changes.

October is also known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year marks the 25th year of awareness, empowerment and education about this life threatening disease.

What is Breast cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in one or both of the breasts. Breast cancer usually develops in the ducts or lobules, also known as the milk-producing areas of the breast.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States over the age of 40. The cancer can affect all women regardless of breast size, weight or race. This monster of a disease is taking our mothers, sisters, aunts, friends and cousins away at alarming rates. Statistics show that one in four women are affected by breast cancer.

In fact, an estimated 40,170 women died from the disease in 2009 alone. In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. This disease does not discriminate, about 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2010. Although men acquire less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases, it is still a very scary for this is a new epidemic that is growing rapidly.

Studies show that the most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older). What is most alarming about all statistics is that African American women have a slightly higher incidence rate of breast cancer before age 40 and African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age.

In 2010, there has been a reported 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. This is a great feat for women who have been diagnosed with the disease, however, there is still not a cure for Breast Cancer.

You can visit the American Cancer Society website to learn ways to prevent, and detect the disease. You can also use this website to find out how to get involved in local charities that are raising funds and awareness about the cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness month is celebrated by wearing the color pink. Show that you are ready to fight cancer by putting on something pink this October and join us in honoring breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease and to help save lives.

About the Author

Empress Varnado
Empress Varnado is a budding Public Relations and Marketing professional who fosters a fighting spirit and a drive to succeed. She lives by the motto; “I’ll Find A Way or Make One,” in which she uses her creativity, ambition and skills to accomplish her goals.



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  1. EV,

    Your timely co-ordination with specific information to the events of the day is” just that” “timely & informative”.All people need this education now and everyday.Thanks!


  2. Yes I was knowing about the october bu8t not much in detail. Very nice blog giving and sharing so wonderful information for me.

  3. With the help of breast cancer month that is October, I think there will be lot of awareness. This is going to be a great platform for the women as they can clearly solve their doubts.

  4. October is also known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year marks the 25th year of awareness, empowerment and education about this life threatening disease.

  5. What could actually be enough for us to get involved with, we should also take time doing something useful than ever.

  6. Just recently got a fibroadenoma removed by Dr. Neil Niren MD. He was amazing! A very helpful, knowledgeable surgeon who is very down to earth! He was awesome! I felt very comfortable and calm knowing she was the one helping me.

  7. Cancer is a terrible disease no matter breast cancer or any other type. We must schedule routine check up frequently twice or more in an year atleast to diagnose any medical problem in starting stage. The reason is that its very easy to overcome any disease in starting stage.

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  9. This is a issue near and dear to me. I’ve got an aunt dealing with breast cancer now and a grandmother who had breast cancer as well. Thanks for reminding us all to “Go Pink” for the month.

  10. Cancer disease are increase day by day. The US Gov should united roofing be take some steps to break it. I think social awareness are also necessary in this program.At the end of the comment i appreciate you on your tries. I wish you all the best 🙂

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