Each October we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The annual international health campaign is organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease. It raises funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure and provides information and support to those affected by breast cancer as well as their family. Roughly 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer in their lifetime, so the odds are high that nearly everyone is affected by this disease in some way. I know at one time Connecticut had the second highest rate of occurrence in the country which explains why I’ve known dozens of women who have suffered with this disease. You can help spread awareness by wearing and displaying the breast cancer ribbon. Pick up a pair of sterling silver ribbon earrings and “always a fighter” socks at Piper and Dune to help to further the cause.
Curious about the meaning behind the pink ribbons you see displayed everywhere? It is said to represent the fear of breast cancer, the hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and businesses who publicly support The breast cancer movement.
Please refer to this link for warning signs of breast cancer. I thought I knew all the signs, but there are other indicators besides finding a suspicious lump that you should be aware of; learn more here. Also, you already know you should be doing a self-exam and having an annual mammogram, so be sure to schedule an appointment today.
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