Breast Cancer Awareness Month, held in October every year, was created in 1985 to promote screening and prevention of the disease, which affects 2.3 million women worldwide.
Known best for its pink theme color, the month features a number of campaigns and programs — conducted by groups ranging from breast cancer advocacy organizations to local community organizations to major retailers — aimed at:
- Supporting people diagnosed with breast cancer, including metastatic breast cancer
- Educating people about breast cancer risk factors
- Stressing the importance of regular screening, starting at age 40 or an age that’s appropriate for your personal breast cancer risk
- Fundraising for breast cancer research
! This information is provided by Breastcancer.org.
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Everyone may know someone in his or her environment who is battling breast cancer. That is why it is so important that we all work together to prevent and combat the most common cancer in women.
Let's all take an extra look at our breasts. Let us embrace them. Love them. Honor them. And check them!
And remember: ALL BREASTS ARE BEAUTIFUL BREASTS!