October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As we start the month of October, we must be forever mindful of breast cancer awareness. From Susan G. Komen, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, organizations across the country are working to keep breast cancer research, along with research for all forms of cancer, at the top of mind.
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It has impacted millions of women, but has received much needed attention to fight its surge. Regular doctor visits and mammograms for women over the age of 40 are critical in breast health. The Breast Cancer Site offers the ability to "click to give free mammograms", and promotes early detection. Knowing your body and the best ways to maintain optimal health are just part of the fight. You can also check out The Pink Ribbon Shop for all your breast cancer awareness memorabilia.
Let us know about breast cancer awareness causes in your area!
For more details, see the B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Flashbacks page and our 2009 post on BCA.