Sharing What We've Learned
Each year, approximately 210,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women will die from it. Over her lifetime (from birth to death), a woman has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer, and a 1 in 34 chance of dying from it. As she gets older, her chance of getting or dying from breast cancer increases.
In our endevours to spread the awareness, we have met men who have survived breast cancer. Breast cancer does not affect women only. We have met ladies as young as thirteen who are battling this disease. People from all walks of life, approach us and talk to us about their experiences and take comfort in the knowledge that they are not fighting alone.(Carol Baldwin) Talking to medical staff is very different from being able to openly discuss the experience that is mutual. We provide emotional support and share with them personal treatment experiences.
For more information check out these sites:
www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp CDCs National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
www.cancer.gov The National Cancer Institute
www.fda.gov/cdrh/mammography The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides a list of approved mammogram facilities on its website.
www.healthfinder.gov This online health information resource links consumers to carefully selected federal and nonprofit websites from more than 1,500 health-related organizations. Type mammograms (or other term) to search for more information.