Think Pink

Primp loves PINK, but in October, it has far greater meaning!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness and to raise funds for research. It also reminds women to be "breast cancer aware" for early detection.

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.  Fortunately, breast cancer is highly treatable.  Early detection is the key to greatly improving your chances of surviving breast cancer.  So please, remember to book your annual screening today!

The Internet is full of wonderful resources about breast cancer.  Here are some links:

Breast Cancer Statistics:

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

Screening and Detection Advice:

http://ww5.komen.org/breastcancer/earlydetectionampscreening.html

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testin

Breast Cancer Foundation Sites:

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

http://ww5.komen.org/

http://www.breastcancer.org/