Being that it’s breast cancer awareness month the color pink is probably imprinted into your brain. Companies of all kinds are promoting the color pink in their products and donating a fraction of these profits to the Susan G Koman Breast Cancer Organization. This is the largest and best-known breast cancer organization in the United States. All of us working as one to help women beat the fight that is one of the toughest fights out there.
According to the American Cancer Society every 1 in 36 women will die from breast cancer.
That’s every 1 in 36 families losing a; mother, friend, sister, lover, daughter. The women aren’t the only ones suffering, out there we have kids growing up without mothers and parents burying their daughters. 2015 statistics say that 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year. 60,290 new cases of carcinoma in situ will be diagnosed this year. (CIS is non-invasive and earliest form of breast cancer.) The worst statistic is in 2015, 40,290 women will lose the fight against breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer women are diagnosed with besides skin cancer. Being a woman of a young age with a family history of breast cancer you think of the possibilities of being diagnosed multiple times a year. Gratefully I have not lost a family member to the fight of breast cancer but, many people have. I have a grandmother and an aunt who fought the good fight for far too long. Both fought like hell and both are with me today cancer free for over 10+ years. What about all those families who weren’t as lucky?