Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Show Us Your Pink!

In addition to being Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Phoebe is dressed in her furry best PINK to show her support!


Did you know that according to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are:

  • About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer
There are many RISK FACTORS associated w/ breast cancer, here are just a few of the Lifestyle related risk factors that have been linked to breast cancer:

Alcohol consumption
Long term heavy smoking
Being overweight or obese
Lack of physical activity
Hormone therapy after menopause
Taking Birth control pills and DMPA birth control injections

For a more complete list and explanation of risk factors, see the AmericanCancer Society's breast cancer risk factors.
THIS IS A THOUGHTLESS THURSDAY BLOG HOP!!!
 



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    1. Happy Pinktober to you too Ruckus! Thanks for visiting us!

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  2. Great awareness post! I have lost a loved one to breast cancer, so I support this 100%
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thank you Jenna, I appreciate that. One of my sisters survived BC - she's 20 years clear now, and we're SO grateful. Awareness & early detection is everything. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great post on awareness - it really is startling how many diagnoses are made. F. cancer. I absolutely love Phoebe in pink :)

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    1. Thanks Jen. Yeah, it really is both shocking & scary. I love Phoebe in pink too! Thanks for stopping by

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    1. Why thank you! And thanks for stopping by the blog, it's nice to connect w/ you!

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    2. Hey I didn't realize it was you until just now, Bailey - LOL! They pink coffee cup threw me off.

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  5. A very important month to say the least
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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    1. It sure is an important month. Thanks for stopping by today, Lily & Edward!

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  6. I know my boys wouldn't care if I dressed them in pink and if it's for a good cause... :) Thank you for this post. Prevention is everything and awareness matters so very much.

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    1. Absolutely! Both guys & gals should be Showing their PINK this month! Agreed that awareness & prevention are the key. Thanks for sopping by today!

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