Just about everyone knows someone who is affected by breast cancer. To help spread awareness, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is also the name of the annual international health campaign organized by breast cancer charities. Its focus is to increase awareness about the disease and to raise money for the cure. It also provides information and support to those affected by the breast cancer. There is still no cure for this devastating disease and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is working very hard to change that.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) celebrated 25 years of “awareness, education, and empowerment” in 2009 and “has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer.”
While October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the www.NBCAM.org website is a year-round resource for breast cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and the general public. We encourage you to visit our site in October and regularly throughout the year as we add updated breast cancer information and resources.
In the United States alone, there were 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women and 39,840 deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.
Throughout the month of October, breast cancer awareness events are taking place across the nation. The best thing you can do to help find a cure is to get involved. By participating in a local Race For The Cure, becoming an advocate, or making a donation, you can help make breast cancer become a thing of the past.
For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness, visit SheKnows Breast Cancer Awareness where you’ll find health guides, early detection tips for breast cancer, survivor stories and more! >>