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Breast Cancer Awareness Month


As many of you may know, October is the official month of Breast Cancer Awareness. Unfortunately, this horrible disease is said to affect 1 in 8 U.S. women in the course of their lives. If you know someone personally that suffers from breast cancer, or any type of cancer, you know that it is an extremely difficult burden to carry. Not just for the person physically affected by it, but for the family as well. Be sure to show up and let them know that you understand their struggle and are available to assist in whatever they may need. A helping hand is always highly appreciated.

Statistics

In 2018 alone, 266,120 cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women livingĀ in the United States.

Sadly, 40,920 women are expected to die this year (2018) in the United States due to breast cancer. Although, the rates of death have decreased since 1989, especially in women of age 50 and under.

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women. This is next to skin cancer.

Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

In January of 2018, 3.1 million women had a history of breast cancer in the U.S.

Although we cannot change the diagnosis or the situation of people and families affected by this disease, we can lift their spirits by showing support. During this time many families are overwhelmed with medical bills and miss work due to doctor’s appointments. When you cook for your family, make extra food to share, or buy a few extra groceries to take over to their home. Also, another thing that can raise one’s spirit – flowers! Flowers are proven to raise the vibration of the room they are in, making people feel happy and instantly better. Whatever you choose to do, do it with love and always with a smile.

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