Posted by: Marilyn Dieckmann | August 4, 2011

In The Pink :) Breast Cancer Awareness

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There’s a lot in the news about breast cancer, and most people just ignore it, brush it off or change the channel… UNTIL, it hits home.  My cousin Joann, and sister-in-law Sandy are both survivors and I want to take this opportunity to honor them and all women struggling with this horrible disease.

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.  Each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die. 

While women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have NO family history. If you have a mother, daughter, sister, or grandmother who had breast cancer, you should have a mammogram five years before the age of their diagnosis, or starting at age 35.

Beyond The Shock® is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information.

There are a number of opportunities to support the on-going research for a cure.  The Susan G. Komen for the cure website is also a valuable resource. 

If you haven’t had a mammogram lately… dont’ wait… get one soon.  Early detection is the best treatment we have and it saves lives!

So dear friends…  wear pink proudly in support of these valiant women!   

From Marilyn with love….



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