October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you watch NFL football, I’m sure you’ve noticed all the pink towels, shoes, gloves, and head wraps. I love it! Most of the players have really embraced the NFL’s commitment to spreading the word about Breast Cancer – many of them seemed to incorporate pink into everything they had on. Honestly, it’s just great to see the NFL taking part like this and if I didn’t already have nothing but love for the sport, I would now.
I also have nothing but profound love for everyone who is going toe to toe with the monstrous giant known as Breast Cancer. Susan G. Koman For the Cure is one of these giant slayers. As far as giant slayers go, this organization is right up there with David. I only wish all forms of cancer, as well as other diseases, had such a David leading their army!
I want you to use Breast Cancer Awareness month as it was intended. Susan G. Koman For the Cure has put together an excellent Understanding Breast Cancer Guide which is chock full of information such as:
- Plus SO MUCH MORE!
I guarantee you’ll learn things you didn’t know. You’ll find ways to improve your chances of never getting breast cancer and ways to increase your chances of beating the giant if it does show up on your doorstep. This guy doesn’t stand a chance against the pink movement. Not a chance.
DID YOU KNOW? Going through menopause at a later age increases the risk of breast cancer. Studies show that women who go through menopause after age 55 have about a 30 percent higher risk of breast cancer than women who do so before age 45.
This increase in risk is likely linked to the amount of estrogen a woman is exposed to in her life. A higher lifetime exposure to estrogen is related to an increase in breast cancer risk. The later a woman goes through menopause, the longer her breast tissue is exposed to estrogens that are released during the menstrual cycle and the greater her lifetime exposure to estrogen. – Susan G. Koman Risk Factors
I’ll have more articles, breast cancer prevention tips, and news all month. Whether breast cancer has personally touched your life or not, I urge you to arm yourself with all the information you can.