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Fight Breast Cancer with Susan G Komen

Breast Cancer, we have all certainly heard of it but do we know how dangerously close this disease could hit from home? 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Have you spoken with or smiled to 8 women in passing today? Statistics show that one of those women, including you, could contract Breast Cancer in your lifetime. That is why it is so important that we all join Susan G. Komen in fighting for the cures!

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I look at the picture of my boys and me above and relish in the sweet moment of early fall that was. I am a young single mother with a lifetime ahead, if God will allow. So many women, even younger than I, leave their children behind, or never get the chance to experience motherhood because breast cancer took them so early.

Did You Know…

  • African-American women are more than 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Asian-American and Hispanic women in the United States.
  • Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer death among all women in the United States, second only to lung cancer.
  • African-American women are more likely to be diagnosed younger, at a later stage and with more aggressive forms of the disease, limiting treatment options.
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women in the United States. (2nd leading for Asian-American women).
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for women 20-59 in the United States.

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It is time for us to join forces and fight together to beat this unacceptable disease!

Susan G Komen works day in and day out to help current patients and survivors with:

Advocacy: The organization ensures the voice of everyone who has been touched by breast cancer is heard among policy makers in order to fund lifesaving research and provide critical patient support.

Research: The organization works to understand, prevent and treat particularly the most aggressive and deadly breast cancers so that patients can live better lives, longer

Education: The organization provides fact-based information to empower people to make informed decisions about their breast health.

Treatment Assistance: The organization ensures that all people have access to quality screening, diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Komen offers a breast care helpline for those looking for answers to tough questions and advice from experts. The # is 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636). That same helpline also offers a clinical trial information line for those looking for updates on the latest clinical trials, answers to questions about trials, how they can get involved or find which trials may be right for them.

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Support: The organization creates a community that unites and supports everyone affected by breast cancer.

Research: The organization works to understand, prevent and treat particularly the most aggressive and deadly breast cancers so that patients can live better lives, longer

You too can join in the fight with Susan G. Komen and donate to your fellow sisters! Just click here to donate and be a part of the cure.

Thank you to Susan G. Komen for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

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