PINK OCTOBER I.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    
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I decide to make posts about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month called PINK OCTOBER.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) (also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM)) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
As well as providing a platform for breast cancer charities to raise awareness of their work and of the disease, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection.
Breast Cancer (malignant breast neoplasm) is cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas; those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. Breast cancer is a disease of humans and other mammals; while the overwhelming majority of cases in humans are women, men can also develop breast cancer.
The size, stage, rate of growth, and other characteristics of the tumor determine the kinds of treatment. Treatment may include surgery, drugs (hormonal therapy and chemotherapy), radiation and/or immunotherapy. Surgical removal of the tumor provides the single largest benefit, with surgery alone being capable of producing a cure in many cases. To somewhat increase the likelihood of long-term disease-free survival, several chemotherapy regimens are commonly given in addition to surgery. Most forms of chemotherapy kill cells that are dividing rapidly anywhere in the body, and as a result cause temporary hair loss and digestive disturbances. Radiation may be added to kill any cancer cells in the breast that were missed by the surgery, which usually extends survival somewhat, although radiation exposure to the heart may cause heart failure in the future. Some breast cancers are sensitive to hormones such as estrogen and/or progesterone, which makes it possible to treat them by blocking the effects of these hormones.
Prognosis and survival rate varies greatly depending on cancer type, staging and treatment, 5-year relative survival varies from 98% to 23%, with an overall survival rate of 85%.Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 22.9% of all cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) in women. In 2008, breast cancer caused 458,503 deaths worldwide (13.7% of cancer deaths in women). Breast cancer is more than 100 times more common in women than breast cancer in men, although males tend to have poorer outcomes due to delays in diagnosis.

Read PINK OCTOBER II. on Thursday (13.10.2011). Next time you will be able to read about symptoms of breast cancer.

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13 comments

  1. Thanks for this inspiring post

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  2. Hey dear, following you now via bloglovin'
    Have a beautiful day!

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  3. Hi!!
    Love your blog and I follow you!!
    Wanna visit mine and follow too??
    I hope so :)
    Kisses and love!!!
    <3 Belle

    http://artintobeauty.blogspot.com

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  4. Inspiring post!


    I was wondering if you wanted to follow each other!

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  5. Hey :)
    Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog! :)
    You are very cute! ;)

    Nice blog, honey!

    xoxo

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  6. Your blog is great! : ) It's so awesome that you also post about things like cancer ... Making people aware of cancer is so important!

    Check out our blog, please: http://cinderellaalert.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  7. Very informative, thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thanx for sharing that. Breast cancer is a serious disease that can affect men and women.
    Come and visit my blog and if you like it and find it interesting then why dont we follow each other!
    ♥ Love,
    Anastasia

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  9. such a great cause, love that you talk about issues that touch all of us like your post on animal abuse for animal day. I am an avid animal defender and member of PETA, and I encourage you too!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  10. great post with such an important message!

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

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  11. what an inspiring post! I absolutely agree with Catita's comment, it's great that you talk about not only fashion. Thank you;) Kisses and have a good day hun!
    olaya b
    ladyinboho.blogspot.com

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