You’ve probably noticed that it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s hard to ignore the color pink in October. There are activities promoting Breast Cancer Awareness everywhere. And, isn’t that wonderful?
I remember a time when breast cancer was never mentioned and if it was, it was in whispers. Betty Ford deserves much of the credit for bringing the issue of breast cancer into the public view in 1984, when she announced her own diagnosis. The whispers became hundreds of thousands of voices united in finding a cure for this killer of women (and men).
According to the American Cancer Society, there are now about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. While there is still no cure for breast cancer, early detection and ever evolving treatments have led to many, many lives being saved and prolonged.
What was true over 25 years ago when National Breast Cancer Awareness Month started is still true today. Early detection of breast cancer is key to recovery. What is true today, that wasn’t true then is that no one has to face a diagnosis of breast cancer alone.
Here is an excellent site with useful information for anyone who wants to learn more about early detection of breast cancer, treatment options that are available, events that are occurring this month, and more.
Are you or your guild participating in any events for Breast Cancer Awareness? We would love to hear about them!