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Breast Cancer Affects So Many, In So Many Ways — We Want to Hear Your Story

Breast Cancer Survivor
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It’s sad to say, but most of us have had breast cancer affect us in some way. Whether it’s a friend, family member or even yourself, this disease affects more than 220,000 women each year and 40,000 of those women will die.

October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness, so pink is everywhere! When I see that pink, it’s a reminder that breast cancer is still affecting so many women and families, in so many ways.

It’s scary when you read the statistics — 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year. Although rare in men, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.

On my Mother’s side of the family, they have suffered so much loss because of breast cancer. It’s heart reaking and that’s why we need to educate ourselves on the disease and prevention.

Here are some great sites that I wanted to share with you. These sites were very “eye opening” for me. National Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen and Breast Cancer Awareness.com.

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by this ugly disease, we would love for you to share your inspirational story. Please email me at amy@knue.com. If you would like to share pictures as well, please do!

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