When I was younger, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a total mastectomy and went through chemotherapy. She was one of the lucky ones and survived.
She lived to be 97 and passed away last year of natural causes.
I have become a breast cancer advocate. And I try to help out by educating our generation about this disease.
What most of you don’t know is, Breast Cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis in the Philippines and kills many men and women, young and old, every year.
There is no vaccine. There is no cure. But we can all do our part in preventing it. Getting regular check ups and doing self breast exams can help in a big way. If you suspect someone in your family has it, urge them to get a check up. The more people in your family who have breast cancer, the more YOU are prone to it. If breast cancer is diagnosed early, there is a greater chance of survival than those who find out later. Cancer knows no age or sex. Both males and females can develop breast cancer.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Let’s help out by spreading the word. Tell your friends, family, or just reblog this. I ask everyone to please help those who in need. If you can, give a little to foundations, like the Bacolod Kadughan Foundation for Breast Care Inc in Bacolod City.
Thank you everyone!!
If you want to know more about this foundation check out the link at the end of this post. :D
I wonder if this is going to work. I wonder if things are going to fall into place.
I hope this Breast Cancer Awareness campaign works.