What You Can Do About Breast Cancer Awareness
What do you know about breast cancer? And, more specifically, what do you know about breast cancer here in California? If the answer is "not a lot", then now might be a good time to find out more.
There are several reasons. First, more than 26,000 Californians are diagnosed with the disease every year, and more than 4,000 die from it. One in every eight women will suffer from it in their lifetimes.
Second, for reasons that aren't fully understood, the chances of contracting breast cancer are up to 20 percent higher in some parts of LA and Orange County, than the state average.* In the state and throughout the US, it's the most diagnosed cancer for women.
And third, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What better time to increase your own awareness or to help advance understanding of the disease?
What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
For more than 30 years, a number of cancer charities, education organizations and government departments have po ...