SPOTLIGHT ON BREAST RECONSTRUCTION
Each year during October – National Breast Cancer Awareness month – there are numerous walks and runs for a cure, pink ribbons and all sorts of pink promotions to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
And all of these efforts seem to be making a difference. Fewer women are dying from breast cancer, largely because of advances in screening and treatment. Â In 2011, an estimated 230,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and about 39,520 women will die from the disease in 2011, according to the American Cancer Society.
Alongside with strides in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, there has been an increased acceptance of breast reconstruction as an opti
THINK PINK – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
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Every year an estimated 230,480 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and nearly 40,000 die from it, including my grandmother and two aunts. So Iâ€™m delighted to round up some great products whose companies donate a portion of sales to aid cancer research during the month of October â€“ National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Letâ€™s start by saying thanks to the grand dame of cosmetics, Evelyn Lauder, for founding The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in 1993. So please put your money where your heart is and make sure to do a weekly self-breast exam and have an annual mammogram. For more information on the subject, please visit www.cancer.gov.