This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is a disease that’s taken the lives of daughters, mothers, sisters, wives, and women we love. We’ve all been adversely affected by this terrible disease.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that in 2010 over 200,000 females will be diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 women will die from the disease. The good news is that there are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in this country. They are heroines and examples of courage to us all.
Education and prevention are our best weapons against this aggressive form of cancer. If you’d like more information about breast cancer and its prevention or treatment, please visit the following websites:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://www.nbcam.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast
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