Breast cancer isn't only about women. Did you know that men can get it too? While women are about 100 times more likely to get breast cancer, anyone may be at risk. [Source]
Though cancer is a serious disease, it can often be managed if it's diagnosed in time. We also know more now than ever before about treatments for cancer and reducing our cancer risks. New medical advancements are being discovered every day. This progress has been made with the help of people (maybe like you) that raise awareness. The pink ribbon isn't just a trendy cause; it's about saving lives!
Breast cancer awareness should be taken seriously all year, but October is the month when we are reminded to schedule mammograms, keep doing regular self exams, and help get the word out to our friends and family members to do the same. Breast cancer is a treatable disease these days, but getting diagnosed early is a key factor! Ultimately, we all hope for a cure. But until one is found, the best chances are found in early detection and in understanding preventative actions to take and high risk factors to avoid. (See "Related Links" below for more information.)
If you're one of the many people who share in our concern for this cause, we suggest one of the following FREE avatars to show your support... THINK PINK!
FREE - Help fund free mammograms for women in need. - Just click the big pink button near the top of the page in the link. You can click each day to raise funds.
Heroes I - Surviving the Beast by damien-c is a compelling interview with SMerle about her inspiring victory over breast cancer.
Moonbeam13's 2010 Weekend to End Women's Cancer - Dani has a goal to reach $2000 to help fund research for a cure. Please donate any small amount you can afford.
pullingcandy's Cancer Awareness Contest - Win dA subscriptions, art and more by creating your masterpiece of cancer awareness.
Breast Cancer: Breakthroughs by Dr Vivian Oputa - Read about some of the risk factors and medical breakthroughs for treating breast cancer.FantasyStock.)