Domesticated Bliss (or miss)….

Because not every women was born domesticated

Pink Ribbon Bliss October 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — domesticatedbliss @ 2:10 pm

I apologize for not mentioning it yesterday, but October (or Roctober) is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month is in honor to all our fellow women who are survivors of the horrible disease, and to remember those who sadly aren’t. This month we should make sure to remind ourselves, our family and our best friends…or even flat out strangers…. to do a boobie check! So everyone dont forget to sport pink this month in honor of your fellow women who breast cancer has affected.

~ Behind skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common in the United States among women

~ The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is about 1 in 8 (12%)

~ In 2009, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States

~ In addition to invasive breast cancer, there will be about 62,280 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) in 2009

~ Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer

~ The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 35 (about 3%)

~ At this time there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States

A woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer is:
From age 30-39 . . . . . . 1 out of 229
From age 40-49 . . . . . . 1 out of 68
From age 50-59 . . . . . . 1 out of 37
From age 60-69 . . . . . . 1 out of 26
From age 70-85. . . . . . .1 out of 8

~ Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990 (WE WILL PREVAIL)

Local Events for this month:

Komen Race for the Cure 2009, Virginia Beach October 17, 2009 (5K/1 mile family walk)

 

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Information from Gloria Jemma Breast Cancer Foundation

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