October is a special month for all of us who have been touched by breast cancer, either directly, or through the ordeal of a dear friend or family member.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and AmoMama is dedicating a series of articles and special features to the women who are fighting the battle, those who have won, and all those who have been cheering them on from the sidelines.
At AmoMama, we have always prided ourselves in giving voice to women's issues, their concerns, and what could hit closer to home than breast cancer? It is estimated that 1 in every 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer during her lifetime: our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, ourselves.
To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have redesigned our AmoMama logo to include the Pink Ribbon. Throughout the month of October, we will be focusing on issues that touch on the plight of women who are battling breast cancer and launching our Women With Will project that shares inspiring stories from survivors.
In the articles we will be publishing, we will be discussing the decision to test for the breast cancer gene, reconstruction options, the resumption of intimacy after a mastectomy, and sharing first-hand accounts from survivors, and their families around the world.
Breast cancer doesn't play favorites | Source: Unsplash
In 2020, the number of newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer in the US is expected to exceed 250,000, and although the treatment of early stages of breast cancer has proved to be successful, the real challenge is to get women of all ages and ethnic groups to go in for regular checkups.
A contributing factor to breast cancer's deadly statistics is the late diagnosis of breast cancer, sometimes as late as Stage 4. Statistics indicate that over 50% of women are diagnosed over 6 months after they noticed the first symptoms. That is a statistic that must be changed, and one of the principal focuses of the BCA month.
The pink ribbon of breast cancer awareness. | Source: Unsplash
LET US BE YOUR VOICE
Through WWW, we will be sharing inspiring stories from breast cancer survivors, and we want you to join us. If you or someone you love has gone through the devastating experience of breast cancer, write to us firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us your stories.
Your privacy will be respected, and we will give voice to your experiences along with those of women from around the world who have opened their hearts to us.
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