There are so many ways you can show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness this month. Even if you’re just rockin’ your pink wardrobe this October, flash it and flaunt it ladies, and show your support!
There is so much talk about the horrifying statistics on Breast Cancer, but what about the fine details which all of us women love to know about…. regardless of the topic of conversation- we love details!
So here it is! I didn’t know much about the specifics myself, but figured this was a good time to revisit my research skills from my college years and share a few things with you….
Soooo…to answer the single most important questions– “Who, What, Where, Why, How? The National Breast Cancer Foundation gives us the D.L.:
- Age: Half of all women diagnosed are over age 65.
- Weight: Being obese or overweight.
- Diet & Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity, a diet high in saturated fat, and alcoholic intake of more than two drinks per day are contributing factors.
- Menstrual & Reproductive History: Early menstruation or late menopause, having your first child at an older age or not having given birth, or taking birth control pills for more than ten years if you are under 35 are major risk factors.
- Family & Personal History: A family history of Breast Cancer—particularly a mother, sister or a personal history of breast cancer of benign (non-cancer) breast disease.
- Medical & Other Factors: Dense breast tissue (often identified by a mammogram), past radiation therapy to the breast or chest area. Also, a history of hormone treatments—such as estrogen and progesterone, or gene changes— including BRCA1, BRCA2, and others.
Early detection can significantly increase your chances of surviving Breast Cancer and knowing some easy life-style tips that can prevent it are a great place to start! So, what’s your plan of action? Check out the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Early Dection Plan.
Here are 2 amazing Foundations to look into to see how you can help raise awareness and show your support!
The Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation aids in granting wishes for metastatic breast cancer patients, through continuing education and showing support across the country. Some events that you may be familiar with are: March for Memories, Diamonds for Dreams, Brides Against Breast Cancer, and the Pink Envelope Project.
The global leader in the Breast Cancer movement, and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against Breast Cancer is “The Susan G. Komen for the Cure.” See how you can get involved!
Please share with us what you are doing to raise awareness and show your support for Breast Cancer Research. Is your hubby showing support in some way during the month of October? Even if he is sporting the “Feel Your Boobies” sticker on his vehicle! I mean, hey- if the NFL players can rock out the hot pink- so can they!