When was the last time you thought about your personal risk for breast cancer?
Even though it’s no longer National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it’s never too late to start thinking about this important topic.
Don’t let the disappearance of pink ribbons rob us of the greater message of our hard won awareness: that despite all the money raised and the billions spent, we still have no guaranteed treatment or cure for breast cancer. In the meantime, the continuing war on cancer with the latest designer drugs or procedures is big business. Sometimes it works and we survive to race for the cure. But breast cancer keeps catching up and overtaking too many of us. One in eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, and in North America one woman dies of breast cancer every 12 minutes.
Still no cure. But we can take steps to prevent breast cancer.