October is breast cancer awareness month. Did you know:
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
- With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women
- It is estimated that 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women by the end of 2009
- By the end of 2009, approximately 40,170 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
- Breast cancer incidence and death rates increase with age and it is thought that this is due to lower rates of screening or a lack of or incomplete detection.
- The National Cancer Institute estimates that 2.5 million women with a history of breast cancer were living as of January 2006. Most were cancer free while others may have had evidence of cancer and were undergoing treatment.
Above information is from American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-2010. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc.
The American Cancer Society Blogger Advisory Council members include eight well-known women bloggers with an interest in philanthropy, health and cancer issues, one of whom is the amazing Susan- a friend in real life, survivor, and was my roommate at BlogHer!
Take a look at their sites for information about breast cancer and 8 different perspectives:
- Nordette Adams at Big Sole
- Catherine Morgan
- Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet and Mothers With Cancer
- Darryle Pollack
- Julie Pippert of The Artful Flower and Momocrats
- Renee Ross of Cutie Booty Cakes
- Karyn Watkins of The Fabulous Giver
- Karen Zgoda of Fussy Eater
In addition to the Blogger Advisory Council, the American Cancer Society has an online presence for the more birthdays movement at MoreBirthdays.com, on the The Official Birthday Blog, on Facebook and Twitter.
To do this month: Add all 8 ACS Blogger Advisory Council blogs to your list of must reads and share them with everyone you know. Bloggers– please add the Bloggers for More Birthdays badge to your site.
Coming later this week…Shop pink and support companies who are donating a portion of their proceeds towards breast cancer awareness.
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