Pink Ribbon Month

Posted: October 11, 2010 in When afk
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October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This month there will be an extra focus to increase people’s awarness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention and cure. I have personally worked in a testing lab where main research was devoted to breast cancer, and even though a month is not enough to solve anything, it’s a good opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.

Did you know..

♣ Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74?

♣ 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?

♣ Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival?

♣ Oral contraceptives may cause a slight increase in breast cancer risk; however 10 years after discontinuing use of oral contraceptives the risk is the same as for women who never used the pill?

♣ You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty!

Thanks to advanced research more and more women survive breast cancer every year. Support the cause! If you live in Norway: why not send ROSA to 2242 and recive a pink ribbon on your cellphone? It only costs 30 kr.
  1. Lil'Timmy says:

    There there, support given.
    Now I started my day by doing something good 🙂

  2. Björn says:

    A close friend got it last year but luckily it seems to be under control, fingers crossed.
    My mother in law had breast cancer and survived 🙂
    Her mother also had it but didn’t survive 😦
    It is all around us and even men can get it, even if they are few.
    So to participant is a good thing, small or big…go get that ribbon!

  3. Tribeca says:

    Hey Björn,

    my mother had it too, and I actually had a similar thing myself, but not really something I broadcast. I hope in 50 years dying on (any type) of cancer will be very rare, and that in maybe 100 years from now cancer will be equal to the way we today look at earlier diseases cured with pencilin.

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