Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1 marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every day 700 women in the US are diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in females in the US, except for skin cancers. Approximately 1 in 8 females will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime. And not just females, about 1 in 100 breast cancer diagnoses occur in males.
Breast cancer is a serious disease in which abnormal breast cells divide and grow uncontrollably. Early symptoms of breast cancer can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include a lump in the breast and changes in breast shape or size. The diagnosis can be overwhelming, and the diagnosis and treatment should not be faced alone.
This is a time to support one another. Let the cancer patient share their story and give them heaps of support listening, caring, providing assistance if needed. Most importantly, flash that beautiful smile of your own in their direction and don't be stingy with the hugs. After treatment, keep that support going in any way you can.
Be sure you and all you know keep up with their mammogram screenings. Early identification makes a world of difference. Remember the importance of hope, for hope can help you face anything.
Only hope in joy from the Diva,