20 years ago, I had a breast lump removed. Luckily, the tumor was benign. Many other women are not so fortunate. In 2013, an estimated 23,800 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer – and 5,000 will die from it.
Based on estimates, 1 in 9 Canadian women is expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime, and 1 women out of 29 will die from it.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
This month is a chance to raise awareness about breast cancer and pay tribute to those who have been affected by the disease. Early detection is key with any cancer. Women over 40 should ask their doctors about having a mammogram, and continue to perform monthly self breast examinations.
Research is making strides to identifying the genetic markers for sporadic breast cancer – but funding is always an issue.
This month, be a champion to this very important cause. Donate, donate, donate.
Wear pink to show your awareness of this disease and support the women who are dealing with breast cancer.