October is the month of the pink ribbon.
In fact, I myself have worn the pink ribbon proudly as I know many women who have been afflicted with breast cancer. Some of them bounced back to life after surgery or treatment and a few others succumbed to the disease.
So when I decided to write a blog post about breast cancer, I was absolutely certain that it would take me less than ten minutes to do so. After all, I knew stories about all these women. And I thought I was mighty pink because as a woman I knew how to protect myself. Right?
Wrong. As I started to write this post, I realized how little I actually knew about this deadly disease though it had touched my life often enough, albeit indirectly.
Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 10.4% of all cancer incidence among women, making it the most common type of non-skin cancer in women and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. This explains the number of awareness campaigns about breast cancer during the month of October.
And yet I was finding it difficult to write about breast cancer. So I decided to take a look at Answers.
It was no surprise that I found a list of commonly asked questions about breast cancer. I decided to post these questions so it could help women and men like me who know about breast cancer but are hardly aware of the facts relating to the disease.
Links to save a life!
Understand this cancer better so you can treat it on time if need be!
Three typical doubts about preventing and treating breast cancer
Other useful links to understand breast cancer better
I may have breast cancer, what questions should I ask my doctor?
And here’s how you can help people with breast cancer. http://shine.yahoo.com/page/breast-cancer-awareness-2010!
So do you have a breast cancer story? Is there some knowledge about breast cancer you would like to share? Do send us your story at email@example.com or leave us a comment.
Bhumika Anand – Community Manager, IN
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