Hey there beauties! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time to reflect on breast health. In other words, we are going to get chatty about the chi chi's! All humor aside, whether experiencing it firsthand, or supporting a loved one, we know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about so much more than a pink ribbon.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month means different things to different people. For some, it’s about celebrating survival and new life after the long battle with cancer has been won. For others, it’s about remembering and reflecting on the life of a loved one lost to the disease. We believe that Breast Cancer Awareness Month is personal; it’s about you, and staying abreast of the latest in breast health. That means making sure you’re up to date on life-saving mammograms and treatments. Most importantly, staying informed and empowered!
According to the latest research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 American women are at risk for developing breast cancer within her lifetime. This year, about 252,710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed by countries all across the world, helping spread awareness about the disease and highlighting the importance of early detection. It has also destigmatized cancer, and most of all taught us that it doesn’t have to be a death sentence. We are in a new era for breast cancer in terms of outcomes. With every passing day, we are making even more strides than the year before.
So, you want to know how you can get involved or help in the battle against Breast Cancer?
There are a number of ways you can make a difference in the life of someone whose life has been touched and/or challenged by a diagnosis of breast cancer or any other type of cancer for that matter. The first is to become an advocate. Sadly, there are still a large number of current and former patients alike who have experienced injustices during and after their treatment. Yes, a lot is being done to help save lives and many advancements are being made in the field of breast cancer. However, we as a society must not continue staying oblivious to the work that we all can do in our own backyards to help with the eradication of this disease. We can start by addressing the gaps in healthcare with providers and policymakers, making our voices heard loudly in the halls of congress.
We must not forget that education and communication are keys to prevention. It is with this in mind, that parents must never be afraid to talk with and educate future generations on the importance of proper breast health. One conversation can save a life.
Overall, the best thing you can do for anyone whose life has been touched by cancer (no matter the type) is to be a good friend and support them. Honestly, whether they say it in that moment or even later, we can just about guarantee having you there means the world to them!
Slick Chicks invites you to join us the entire month of October as we honor those who have fought, encourage those who are currently fighting, and most of all EMPOWER women of all abilities to “FIGHT LIKE A GIRL” as we continue to make strides in communities worldwide and win the battle against Breast Cancer!
For more information on Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer awareness and ways you can help please visit :
The National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc
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