breast cancer awareness month

27 October 2011

Forever 21 sheer top and jeans, Talbots shoes, Patricia Fields bracelet, Handmade headband
Sorry this is such a “quick” post! My camera ran out of batteries right as I was about to take pictures, so I resorted to my mom’s iPhone because that was the closest camera near me haha!
I want to take one post to write just about breast cancer and what impact it has on our community right now. Tori from Fashion, Trends & More reached out to me and sent me this gorgeous handmade headband if I would speak about what breast cancer is and some facts about the awful and sad cancer. 
Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other type of cancer except for skin cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It is considered a heterogeneous disease—differing by individual, age group, and even the kinds of cells within the tumors themselves. Obviously no woman wants to receive this diagnosis, but hearing the words “breast cancer” doesn’t always mean an end. It can be the beginning of learning how to fight, getting the facts, and finding hope.
Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. Approximately 1,700 men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year. The evaluation of men with breast masses is similar to that in women, including mammography.
I have not had any one in my family personally affected with breast cancer, but I know many people who have and it was a devastating time in their life and in the people around them lives. It is recomennded that around the age of 20, women begin to self-check themselves for any abnormal signs or lumps. From age 20-39+, women should schedule clinical breast exams for every three years and more frequently the older you are. 

Breast cancer is something that we can all definitely try to reduce. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this very informative (but long) post. 🙂

P.S. Thanks to Tori from Fashion, Trends & More for this gorgeous handmade headband!! 



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