A single twig is easy to break. But, when you put more and more sticks together in a bundle, they’re much stronger. You can’t crack them in half like you could before. This may sound random, but trust me, there’s a lesson coming.
We all know someone who has had breast cancer, or worse, died from it. And it’s difficult when our friends get breast cancer to know just how serious it is. Don’t get us wrong, breast cancer at any stage is not good. However, understanding the stages of breast cancer helps us know just what that friend of ours is going through. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, 226,870 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 39,510 of women will die from the disease during the year of 2012. Here is how to understand the stages of breast cancer.
October is breast cancer awareness month and seemingly the biggest month where pink makes a splash. Breast cancer affects so many. And, while the fight against breast cancer can be a hard and unfair journey, those looking to support breast cancer awareness have hope. There are a wide variety of breast cancer awareness events, allowing anyone almost anywhere to participate in the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness events can be a great way to get everyone out there and show support to spread awareness and raise funds.
When a woman or man is diagnosed with breast cancer, surgery is the therapy of choice. There are several different types of breast cancer treatments that involve surgery, depending on the type of cancerous tumor, the patient’s overall health, and location and size of the tumor. Most importantly are the patient’s preferences and wishes.
It is the four words we dread hearing: “You have breast cancer.” Although scary, these days, breast cancer is becoming more treatable and we celebrate the survivors and are inspired by their stories. Knowing the symptoms of breast cancer is important whether woman or man, since men can develop breast cancer too. Early detection of breast cancer is always the goal. So, to know the symptoms of breast cancer and what to expect if indeed, you are diagnosed, can help you be proactive and take away the fear.