1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are breast cancer. 1 in 1,000 men and 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Founded in 1985, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October. The goal is to increase awareness about the disease, and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
A variety of events around the world are organized in October, including walks and runs, and the pink illumination of landmark buildings. The NFL promotes breast cancer awareness by incorporating pink on and off the field, as do local recreational soccer teams. Check your local papers, too, as comic strip artists use pink in their strips on one day in October.
While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to detect the disease in its early. So, put on some pink and get your mammogram. Save the tatas!