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Posted on Friday, October 1st, 2010

Dave!It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Blogography is going pink for all of October (which you might have already noticed if you're not seeing this in a feed reader or Facebook or something). As one of the most common forms of cancer, the American Cancer Association estimated that up to 250,000 new cases were diagnosed last year. They also say that thanks to continuing education for early detection and advances in treatment, millions of women are surviving breast cancer today. Women like my friends Denise and Sarah... and somebody I love more than chocolate pudding and Betty White combined, my sister Theresa.

As always, the key to survival is early detection. It's been said a million times, but here it is again... find out how to do a breast self-exam from a health care professional and perform a self-exam every month. Women in their 20's and 30's should also have a professional exam performed every 3 years (women over 40 should have a mammogram and professional exam performed every year). If you're not taking these steps, then start today. If not for yourself, for the people who love you. People like me!

Breast cancer has never been more survivable, so it's important to leave fear behind and educate yourself if you haven't already.

Breast Cancer Ribbon

There are a lot of Breast Cancer fund raising activities going on this month, so be sure to support one if you can! Or donate directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.

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  1. Badger says:

    Bravo, Dave! I’m running the Susan G. Komen race here in Austin next month and I’m happy to say that I’ve already exceeded my fundraising goal. I’m running for my husband’s sister, who is a survivor, and for their mother, who wasn’t. And for my daughter, who hopefully will never, ever get it.

  2. Poppy says:

    I was watching a segment on BCA yesterday. The info is so confusing, always changing, for what you should and shouldn’t do. What never changes, no matter what the science says: I am my first line of detection. I need to do my part to feel myself for changes.

    I’m wearing pink every day as support. I don’t care if anyone thinks this means nothing, for me it reminds me who I’ve lost and almost lost and who I don’t want to lose to it.

  3. Lisa says:

    Thank you for the reminder. My doctor’s office called the other day to give me a nudge, but I keep forgetting to just go do it.

  4. whitenoise says:

    My kids and I are in the Run For The Cure 4 hours from now. (Don’t know anyone with BC, knock on wood…)

  5. My aunt is recovering from stage 4 breast cancer and we just had to take my mother-in-law in for four biopsies this week following a mammogram that didn’t look so hot. I’ve had my own struggle, too. It’s great to see such a great show of support from so many people for this cause.

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