Tuesday, August 12, 2008


One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 40,000 patients will die from the disease. Breast cancer is truly an epidemic among women and we don't know why.

If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.


Are you doing your monthly self breast exams? Stunning statistics. Ladies - what are you waiting for. Speaking from an individual who has been told I have a 1 out of 3 chance of getting breast cancer in my lifetime, I urge you to be proactive!


Anonymous said...

thank you!! thank you!!! thank you!! for putting this awareness on your blog and reminding us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!


MerrandaVK said...

H - gotta email you about this.