October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month-Buy Pink Camo Bracelets for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Every year when October comes around many organizations come together to raise money for the cause, prevention and cure and to also raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Its also an opportunity to be aware of early detection. Breast Cancer awareness month started in 1985. The manufacturer company who makes breast cancer drugs called AstraZeneca started breast cancer awareness month. In 1993 The senior vice president of Estee Lauder established the Pink ribbon as its symbol.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of breast cancer can include a bloody discharge from the nipple, change in the shape and or size of the breast, peeling or flaking of the skin of the nipple, The skin of the breast turning red, or even a lump on the breast. Some breast cancer can even have no sign at all. See a doctor if there is any change in your breast to be sure because lumps are not the only sign of breast cancer. The majority of breast cancer patients are woman but it can also strike men as well. Every year about 1,700 men get breast cancer. About 1 to 8 woman in the United States can develop the cancer.

Risks of developing breast cancer

Just being a woman is a risk factor for breast cancer. As a woman ages the risk factor is also greater. The risk of developing breast cancer is also higher if there is a family history of breast cancer. There are also studies that show if woman drink the risk rises. Woman who drink more then 2 drinks a day have a 25% more chance of developing breast cancer. White woman are more likely to get breast cancer then blacks but blacks are more likely to die from the cancer. Woman who also started menstruating at an early age are also at a higher risk. Over weight woman also have a higher risk of developing the cancer.

Breast cancer is the number two cancer in woman. Everyone should support the cause and at least purchase something from a company who supports the cure and research in the month of October. There are also many events around the country who help raise money. Amazon has many items for sale and portions of the sales to go to support the fight against breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Hits Many Families

Many families are hit by breast cancer. Help support them by purchasing some of these pink Camo Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets from Amazon. The cost is $17.95 for 48 bracelets.

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primpo 5 years ago from Ocean County New Jersey

yes, I learned alot this month about breast cancer, I even wrote a hub on it, I plan on getting my first mammograph. I'm scared but I'm going to do it, I have started a regular regime of exercising and eating right as part of a behavior change and preventative measure in all types of cancers..


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Yes October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on behalf of my beloved aunt whom we lost to breast cancer I thank you. My aunt went to the doctor with complaints about pain in her breast and was told she was fine, six months later when she went to a different doctor she was in fact told she had advanced breast cancer, we lost her to it one year later. Her struggle was very difficult.

Peace :)


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Patty Inglish, MS 6 years ago from North America

The more we write about Breast Cancer, the faster we can beat it through public awareness, imo. Thanks for the Hub! Rated up.


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Mikeydoes 6 years ago from Fl,IL,IND

Make sure you get checked out! I've had people close to me recover from this because they got checked out. Glad to see a lot of people wearing pink, including the NFL.


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BEAUTYBABE 6 years ago from QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month,October is probably for a woman, the most important day of the year. I am very passionate about this cause, because I have, or should I say, I had six of my friends from high school contract breast cancer.Three are still fighting, and the others I'm sad to say passed away after very couragious battles with this incidious disease.

One actually passed away, when she was fory two, she was pregnant with her third baby when the doctor discovered a mass in her breast. She had sensed something was wrong.She asked him to check, had an ultrasound done, and it was confirmed. Her baby was only four months old, she just didn't have a chance.

So, I am saying to all women, please be diligent about doing monthly breast exams and when you are old enough to start having mammagrams please have them done. The sooner it is discoverd, the better chance you have of surviving.

My two friends that have passed on, didn't go to the doctor in time, and left young families behind, as well as grieving husbands.

Please do yourselves the biggest favour, especially if you have a family, stay alert and do regualr checkups Beautybabe xx

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