Tags & Memes: Breast Cancer Awareness

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mommy Ruby tagged me a week ago and I forgot about it!
Here's my take on Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the cells of the breast. Worldwide, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer (10.4% of all cancer incidence, both sexes counted) and the fifth most common cause of cancer death. Worldwide, breast cancer is by far the most common cancer amongst women, with an incidence rate more than twice that of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer and about three times that of lung cancer. However breast cancer mortality worldwide is just 25% greater than that of lung cancer in women. In 2005, breast cancer caused 502,000 deaths worldwide (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths). The number of cases worldwide has significantly increased since the 1970s, a phenomenon partly blamed on modern lifestyles in the Western world.
Breast cancer has becoming increasing high in incidence in recent years and it does good to increase our knowledge about this condition. Remember, women have an increased risk to breast cancer than men, so ladies, be informed!

Help spread awareness. You can help the lives of many women by spreading the word about The Breast Cancer Site. If The Breast Cancer Site receives 8 million clicks on the pink button in June, their premier sponsor -Bare Necessities- will donate $10,000 for more free mammograms. CLICK the pink button today!

I'm tagging anyone reading this post! Women please help spread awareness!

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