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Friday, October 5, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness

October 1985 was the first time National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was celebrated. The goal during the month of October is to promote mammography Many believe that mammograms are the most effective weapon in the battle against breast cancer. Many walks, runs, fundraiser and awareness events are planned and scheduled throughout the month in many different areas.

The pink ribbon has become an icon symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness. Many places all over the United States will share the pink ribbon in a number of different ways

Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. In a single year over 250,000 breast cancer diagnoses will be made. In the same year more than 40,500 death due to breast cancer will occur as well. However, the good news is that the death rates from breast cancer have been declining in the past 30 years.

Breast cancer has been seeing a decline in number because of the education, better screening, early detection, increased awareness and improved treatment options. Some lifestyle choices that can be made to help decrease personal risk of breast cancer include:

  • eat a balanced diet that consist of variety of veggies, fruits and lean proteins
  • not smoking or drinking
  • daily exercise that includes both cardio and strength training

Most importantly Keep fighting for yourself and others

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