Monday, October 8, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year it has a new meaning to me. My Aunt Donna was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has been undergoing Chemotherapy, and has 2 treatments left. My Grandmother died of breast cancer when I was around 5, and my Aunt Donna was diagnosed at the same age she was when she died. Shes a fighter though, and I just know shes going to make it through this!

Here are some facts about Breast Cancer: (these were taken from a write up in my local news paper)

-The American cancer society estimate that more than 62,000 men and women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year
-200,000 women are diagnosed each year with breat cancer
-2,000 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the US in 1 years time.
-Those with a family history of cancer should have their first mammogram between the ages of 35-40. After 40, a women should recieve yearly mammograms.

I didnt know that men could get breast cancer also. I learned something new today. There is a breast cancer walk next sunday in my area. If you would like to walk with me email me.

Another way you can help is to click the icon below. I will also put this on the side of my page so you can come back and click it when you visit.

The Breast Cancer Site


Christina said...

I clicked. :o)

My Grandma is also a breast cancer survivor!