Sunday, June 8, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness- Month of June

I grab this tag from Shiela since it is open to all and i also wanna be a part in spreading the awareness on breast cancer. June is a breast cancer month.

Please help convey the importance of regular examination and early detection of breast cancer in order to catch this disease when it first erupts, maximizing the chance of survival and recovery. So in doing my bit to help spread awareness on the issue of breast cancer to women, here are several facts on breast cancer that everyone should know about.

• The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman's mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present.

• Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

• Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.

• Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years.

• Over eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign such as fibrocystic breast disease.

• You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.

Resources: American Cancer Society National Cancer Institute Komen FoundationYou can help the lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cancer Site
pink button as many times as you can. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms. CLICK the pink button today!

I am passing this tag to all my links.. lets all be a part in spreading this awareness.


Mariuca said...

Hi Gles, thanks for stopping by Mariuca's Perfume Gallery. Great to see Shiela tag u with this one and you're now a part of this awesome campaign. :)

PS. Okay to the link exchange, pls add me to ur blog and gimme a buzz once u're done so I can quickly add u to my list yeah? Thanks again and have a great day! :)

Mariuca said...

Hi dear, I've added ur link to my blog, but I can't seem to find mine here? Do let me know where it is yeah? Thanks! :):):)