It is also not exclusive to women. Though more
uncommon, there are approximately 2,500 cases per year of men with
breast cancer. On the average every two minutes a woman is diagnosed
with breast cancer and one woman dies of breast cancer every 13
Once diagnosed, the battle to survive involves many details.
Treatments or therapies, surgeries, and holistic medicine are
options for women, but how they battle the disease can often depend
on the support they have in family and friends. Doctors will tell
you that in any serious illness, attitude is very important. The
will to fight, the will to live can come from the positive attitude
of those around the cancer victim. Showing love, being close by when
times are the toughest, and never being negative about what the
final outcome of the battle may be can help the one suffering this
disease to stay focused on recovery and survival.
The odds are that every person reading this story can name at least
one person they know who is in this battle against breast cancer. We
at LDN ask you to show the community that you love and support not
just your own friend or loved one, but every person who is battling
breast cancer today.
For the month of October, LDN will paint its pages pink as a show of
support for those who are battling breast cancer. We will also be
asking our readers to submit pictures of themselves, wearing pink
this month to help raise awareness. Any business or organization
that wears pink on Fridayís (or any other day of the week) is
invited to share their group photos. Any club, or school classroom,
an individual or a close group of friends, you are all invited to
share your photo, and tell us why breast cancer awareness is
important to you. You donít need to name names, just say you have a
loved one, have a friend, or a teacher, or a co-worker, whatever
works for you, to send your message.
your photos to Karen Hargis at
Business partners, if you need someone to come and take your group
photo, Karen, Roy Logan, or other LDN staff will be happy to do that
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Facts about breast cancer in
the United States
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with
breast cancer in her lifetime.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among
Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United
States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500
will die from it.
Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men
will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will
die each year.
On average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast
cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
American Cancer Society