October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Britt Young, Ad Sales

October is the month to wear pink to show your awareness of breast cancer and the on going fight against breast cancer.

Many families have been ripped apart because of some form of cancer.  Breast cancer is one of most common cancers, and if not caught early on it could spread to other parts of the body.  Many families, friends, and community members have come together to help with the fight against breast cancer.

On PubMed Health says that breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the breast.  There are two different types of breast cancer.  Breast cancer is sensitive to the hormone estrogen, which means the tumor grows larger with estrogen.

Breastcancer.org stated that 1 in 8 of women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their life.  Men are in not clear from this cancer, but less than 1% of men develop breast cancer.  Women are 100 times likely to get breast cancer than men.

Death rates of breast cancer are the highest out of any other cancer in the U.S.  It is also one of most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. There are roughly 2.5 million survivors of breast cancer in the U.S.

Through donations to fight breast cancer there has been many advances in treatment to fight breast cancer.  Many advances in research have come around through people donating and fundraising to help with the cause.

Having information about breast cancer helps fight the battle against breast cancer.  Most women should do a self check once a month to make sure there is nothing out of the ordinary.  If something does appear to be unusual or if there is any pain, an appointment with a doctor should be made.

On the Northeast campus the staff will be showing their support on October 19th by wearing pink to work.  There will also be a supper in Hawk’s Landing followed by a presentation and activity by Bonnie Schulz in the Lifelong Learning Center Suite L at 6:15pm.

Faith Regional has support groups for families and people that are facing or recovering from cancer.  They also have many informative papers on breast cancer.  They talk about information on cancer and what precautions that can be done to help fight breast cancer.

Show your fighting colors and wear pink this month to help with the awareness of breast cancer.  Every single person know someone that has either fought breast cancer or someone who is friends or family of someone that fought it.