October Marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in US, But Disease Doesn’t Stop at the Border

via: Michael Whitney (flickr)

It is national breast cancer awareness month in the US, and with the statistic that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, your support is greatly needed to help combat this disease that doesn’t respect the borders of the nation state.

With breast cancer being the biggest cause of death amongst women between the ages of 40 and 59, and more than 210,000 woman likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone, fighting the effects of this particular strain of the disease, and funding the support of those who suffer it, is vital now ore than ever.

Men are not immune either. An expected 1500 men will be diagnosed this year, and 400 will die from the disease.

Over 95% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage survive for more than 5 years. Monthly breast self-exam and yearly mammography after the age of 40 offers the best chance of survival.

With this in mind, you’ll find a handy guide below that will help you to keep and eye on your breast health through regular self-examinations:

There are lots of events taking place over Brighton, Sussex, and the South East that you can visit to help raise funds for this particular cause, and to learn more about the dangers of breast cancer and how to avoid them.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information regarding events taking place in Brighton to support this cause, and look out for donation boxes and pink ribbons in shops all over town.

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