5 Jun 2008

Let's make June the Survivor Month

Mariuca tagged me to help spread the awareness on the Breast Cancer Awareness and make June, Survivor's Month. So in doing my bit to help spread awareness on the issue of breast cancer to women, here are several facts on breast cancer that everyone should know about.

Common Myths

MYTH: Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer.

TRUTH: Eight out of ten lumps are benign, or not cancerous. If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any changes in breast tissue, it is very important that you see a physician immediately. Many times fear keeps women from aggressive health care. Sometimes women stay away from medical care because they fear what they might find. Take charge of your own health by monthly self-exams, regular visits to the doctor, and regularly scheduled mammograms.

The diagram to the right illustrates some common non-cancerous breast anomalies. Although these may feel like lumps to the touch, they should not be cause for concern. However, only your doctor can diagnose these conditions and suggest treatment. The bottom line is, if you detect something out of the ordinary during your monthly breast self-exam, see your doctor immediately. Early detection always is the best form of prevention.
(Source of information & image: Breast Cancer Site)

You can help the lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cance r Site pink button as many times as you can. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms. CLICK the pink button today!
The Breast Cancer Site


LindseyinWA said...

Thank for this post- what a great reminder!

I am helping to launch another site that is helping to fund mammograms. We are trying to harness the buying power of American consumers, and put it toward a great cause.

Here is the link:

Would you consider posting a link on you page? If you are interested, I can send you a button for the link.

Thanks, Lindsey

Emila Yusof said...

Thanks Lindsey! Very much interested!

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