Today, October 31st, marks the end of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) campaign. DreamTeamNetwork has supported and promoted this cause in a number of ways, including posting a series of blogs on breast cancer awareness.
We hope you’ve been reading and learning about the latest research and news concerning this disease. We also hope that whatever awareness you’ve gained this October endures beyond the month and year and into the future.
In that vein, we’d like to leave you with some parting words:
— As a global community, we all can benefit from a special reminder that breast cancer has no cure and cannot be ignored. It’s a disease that over 520,000 people worldwide and 40,000 people in the United States, mainly women but not exclusively so, die from each year.
— A major step you can take now in the fight against breast cancer is to do your research and learn more about the disease. Support organizations that are inspiring change through education and awareness. Visit the websites of major and minor breast cancer research organizations and advocacy groups.
— While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages or to encourage others to do the same. We could do more to change that.
— Too many people are wrestling with serious diseases year-round, not only breast cancer but other cancers and diseases as well. Dealing with these diseases can be overwhelming. We could do more to lend support.
— Patients should be informed of all of their options and given room to ask questions of their physicians. The best medical care happens when patients are educated about their condition and care options and share in decisions about their care.
In the end, cancer prevention is a collaborative effort. In support of the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and women in our lives, we all can strive to inspire society to contribute to a healthier environment and, ultimately, a cancer-free world.
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