Did you know that October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month? I felt like I should participate in making people more aware of the disease because so many people have it, yet not enough people are aware of the big possibility of getting it. So I’m wearing my pink breast cancer wristband this month, and I’m going to show you some fast facts I gathered from gurl.com (A site I used to visit frequently when I was younger…):
– After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in women. An estimated 40,000 women will die from it this year.
– It’s a scary and serious disease–one that affects one in eight women over the course of their lifetime–but it is extremely rare among teenagers.
– Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
If you want to help give more women the opportunity of getting treatment for breast cancer, you don’t necessarily need to just donate money. You can actually buy some pretty fancy stuff as well. Remember the post I had about blenders? The Kitchen Aid blender is a part of a big group of pink gadgets that you can buy to support the cause. Here are some others:
[via Gadget Candy]
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