Thursday, June 5, 2008

Do you love your family?

My good friend tagged my for this very important awareness campaign.

June is BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

If you have girls and women in your family, tell them you love them by clicking on the pink button as a charitable donation to sponsor free mammograms for women who are underinsured or not insured at all.

• 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.

Remember that breast cancer can strike men too! Tell you family that you love them and click TODAY!

2 comments:

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

I appreciate you describing the risks. So many young women are not being nutritionally conscious, and are thinking nothing of the amount of drinking they are doing. They do not realize how it will affect their cells years later!

Guy Vestal said...

Breast Cancer needs much more attention than it is getting indeed...