ok…this blog has nothing to do with me or my music. This is about a serious issue that many women…and men…battle…breast cancer. This is in honor of a friend’s sister that passed away this year after a long fight with this disease.
Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both women AND men, although male breast cancer is rare.
Yes men…you can get breast cancer too. Don’t think just because you don’t have “boobs” you cannot get breast cancer. Each year, about 2,000 men in this country learn they have breast cancer.
Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2010:
New cases: 207,090 (female); 1,970 (male)
Deaths: 39,840 (female); 390 (male)
You might think these numbers are low but they are too high considering early detection can cut these numbers down tremendously. Early detection is important so do what you can by noting any breast changes. This includes any changes to your nipples, breast pigmentation, increase in size, and lumps or masses in your breasts and arm pits.
In the United States, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. So, please visit The National Cancer Institute to learn everything you need to know about this silent killer.
Please support research so that we can find a cure. Visit the Charles Burch Breast Cancer Foundation and join the global Breast Cancer Movement and help saves lives.
Love yourself, know your body and feel your own boobies ladies. Guys do the same…rub on that chest
peace, blessings and continued good health,