In honor of breast cancer awareness month, I strongly encourage you to have your mammograms done. I had mine done on October 1st. The statistics are incredibly scary and I encourage you to take your health into your hands and have your mammogram done. There are no excuses. Hundreds of facilities are offering them free of charge during the month of October. Do your research and find a location that best suits you. My girlfriend Faye, pictured above, has stage 4 terminal breast cancer. She came with me for support. The last 17 years (yes you read that right 17) has been a tough journey but she continues to fight and inspire those around her.
- Breast cancer ranks as one of the leading cancer types in the number of new cases diagnosed and is second only to lung cancer as the the most prevalent cause of cancer death in women.
- In 2013 the American Cancer Society estimates approximately 232,340 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and 40,230 deaths due to breast cancer will occur in the United States.
- It is important to note that men also develop breast cancer. Approximately 410 of the estimated deaths due to breast cancer in 2013 will be men.(1)
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
These numbers are serious. Don’t become a statistic!
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