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(October 14, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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There are little pink ribbons everywhere during October (and hopefully the rest of the year.) You see them on cars, on shirts, on websites. If you donít already know, those little pink ribbons are a sign of support for breast cancer research and awareness. October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness. We may be young, but this is a cause for all women to promote.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cancer-caused death of women in the United States. It is a cancer that usually develops in the ducts or glands that produce and move milk inside the breast tissue. It is treated by removing the cancerous mass, removing all of the breast tissue and by radiation and chemotherapy.

Breast cancer is not random. There are things that increase the risk of getting it including your family history, your age, genetics and obesity. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help, but wonít completely prevent your chances of getting it. And donít think that it only affects people your parentís age or older. I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer at twenty-six and it was so advanced she had to have a double mastectomy and radiation/chemo to try and stop it. A mastectomy is the removal of all breast tissue and she had two, so both of her breasts were removed. She is still undergoing treatment and everyone is hoping for the best.

The point is, everyone needs to start checking for lumps or anything unusual long before age forty. The earlier it is detected, the more likely it can be removed and that a woman will make a full recovery.

What Can I Do?

First you need to remind yourself and other women you care about to do regular breast exams. Itís not that hard. Every time you take a shower, make a spiral around each breast starting at the nipple and ending at your armpit. Be sure to include your chest above the breast, too Ė thereís tissue there. If you feel anything odd, you need to let your mom and doctor know as soon as possible. Even if you have little or no boobs, you still have breast tissue and you still need to check!

Your mom and any friends over thirty-five or forty should be having mammograms at the recommended intervals. Remind your mom and make sure she is staying healthy Ė her life affects your whole family.

Promote awareness to others by walking in an awareness march in your area. There might also be a run for awareness you can do.

Help research and prevent the disease by contributing money. Even if you donít have anything to contribute, you can save the lids of Yoplait yogurt and send them in for a donation. Iím sure there are other products out there that do the same thing.

At the very least, support those who are trying to battle the disease by raising awareness. Get your very own little pink ribbon for your shirt, profile, blog or site.


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princesszelda1

20/Female
Seattle, WA
Posted On: January 31, 2010
did you know that breast cancer is on of the top killers of women every year?
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r_janecek2007

19/Female
Smithville, TX
Posted On: December 2, 2007
I think Beast Canser Awarness is very inportant to people like my family' Because a bunch of women had it in my family.
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ajdude

22/Female
Loveland, CO
Posted On: November 25, 2007
cancer sucks my grandma died of it it sucks i loved her we used 2 do every thing with he

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lil_candy_girl

24/Female
Australia
Posted On: November 12, 2007
i agree with Ms_11
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mango2

19/Female
Alpine, CA
Posted On: November 4, 2007
this is a very good artical
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kutekelsey

20/Female
Athens, OH
Posted On: November 3, 2007
i definetly support the breast cancer awareness...all this month and months i have been wearing a pink jacket and one of those pins with a pink ribbon on it.

*sorry to all that has lost someone due to this.*
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kutekelsey

20/Female
Athens, OH
Posted On: November 3, 2007
my dad's wife is a breast cancer survivor she has had it twice now...she had it at a young age too..at like 26 or somewhere around there..i hope they find a cure for this.It is really nerve wrecking.
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Chelsea147

23/Female
Perkasie, PA
Posted On: November 3, 2007
my mo had breat cancer but she died on march 27th of this year =[[[ : icon9:
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mfrana

19/Female
IA
Posted On: October 31, 2007
my grandma is a survivor of breast cancer
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its_skiz_not_s

19/Female
Germany
Posted On: October 27, 2007
I have a bracelet. I has a ribbon on it and different colored beads representing different kinds of cancer.
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Lici95

18/Female
Mcalester, OK
Posted On: October 20, 2007
Long live the pink ribbon!

They need to make a pink ribbon emoticon...These'll have to do.



Y'know,I've sort of realized most of my age group (with the exception of a few) aren't very literate nowadays.And don't l like spellcheck.
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: October 19, 2007
OMG MY GRANDMA HAD BREAST CANCER..THANK THE LORD SHE SURVIVED IT...EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE A PINK RIBBON ON THEM WHERE EVA THEY GO...OR AT LEAST TAKE ONE DAY AND WEAR SUM PINK..GUYS TOO
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yoshie

20/Female
San Jose, CA
Posted On: October 19, 2007
ya cancer isnt groos BUT i did think the article was a lil awkward m.mellows wsnt sayin eww cancer grooss she was sayin the material was gross!
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hollister101

21/Female
Cordova, TN
Posted On: October 19, 2007
i have acute myeloid leukemia. remission is when you've lost signs of cancer for at least 5 years. i've been in remission since i was 13 so its been 2 years now. my cancer has always scared me but its taught me to live life and love everything that happens. you really dont know whats going to happen to you.

Good Article.
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: October 19, 2007
it's not just breast cancer that is hard, and it's not just cancer too. My aunt died from diabetes in 2001, and it's so hard. most of the problem is that there isn't enough scientists or funds for finding a cure.
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