October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Campaigns, Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos, Uncategorized

Pink_ribbon Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States and the second leading cause of female cancer death. The American Cancer Society (ACS) expects 192,370 new cases to be diagnosed this year alone. However, for those cases detected early enough, there’s encouraging news—the disease is highly treatable, with over 2.5 million survivors living in the United States today. That’s why we, at Pür Minerals, urge you to get checked and get active in the fight against this malicious disease.

Check Yourself

While regular self-checking is always encouraged, it’s no substitute for clinical screening, which can detect the disease in its earliest (and most treatable) state. In addition the month’s numerous charity and awareness events, October is also host to National Mammography Day. On the third Friday of the month (October 16 for 2009), many radiologists provide free or discounted mammograms. To find a location near you visit the Associated College of Radiology.

Get Active
We all know someone who has been touched by this vicious disease, whether personally or through friends and acquaintances. While there is no known cure for breast cancer, scientific breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment give hope that one day soon there will be. With so many opportunities to make a difference, there has never been a better time to get active in the fight for a cure. From fundraisers to races and more, find a way to make a difference in your community at the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month website.