Breast Cancer seems to be on the increase, and it looks that the number of women being diagnosed with Breast Cancer keeps on rising. In the last 6 months alone, 4 people of whom one of them is a friend of mine have been struck down by this awful disease. It has become the topic of our times to an extent that wherever I go to meet a friend for a coffee or for quick lunch, I hear of someone who knows someone who is going through the painful motion of fighting breast cancer.
As a woman and a mother of two, I can’t help but feel vulnerable and sometimes even paranoid; I have even started questioning myself about my eating and drinking habits, and wondering if there is anything I can do to protect myself from the cancer that many people refer to as the “silent killer”.
The truth of the matter is that none of us is really safe, and in reality breast cancer can affect anyone of us; worrying about isn’t going to change facts and figures, and we owe it to ourselves, to our friends and to our daughters to try and help raise awareness about the disease and above all to help raise money towards breast cancer research and care. Money is always needed for combating diseases and research is vital.
So please do your bit this month, and make sure you buy at least one product with the pink ribbon on.
Before I go I would like to leave you with some facts about breast cancer that we must all be aware of:
*1 in 9 women in the UK risks of developing breast cancer in her lifetime
*Breast Cancer is believed to be the most diagnosed cancer among women in the UK
*80% of women diagnosed with cancer in the UK are over 50
*Early diagnoses and better treatment have lead to around 20% fall in breast cancer deaths
*Early detection of breast cancer is vital and is known to increase the chances of survival
*High alcohol consumption of more than 2 glasses of wine a day is believed to put women at risk from developing breast cancer, so please drink wisely!
*Breast cancer can affect any of us, so please be wise and check your breast on a regular basis
And finally please support the pink ribbon month and help raise money for breast cancer research and care.
Some of the products that you can buy to help raise money are Ralph Lauren pink pony t-shirt www.ralphlauren.com – Aveda hand cream pink ribbon special edition www.aveda.co.uk – Clinique special edition pink ribbon lipstick www.clinique.co.uk – Darphin special limited edition predermine wrinkle corrective serum www.darphin.co.uk – Or you can simply buy a pink ribbon from many shops and department stores.
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