Every 2 1/2 minutes a
woman is diagnosed with breast cancer!
It is important that
we take a stand against this disease, for it affects the lives of so many
of our mothers, sisters,
and friends. One of the most important things we can do, is to BE INFORMED about
this disease and realize it is NOT ALWAYS 'someone else' that it strikes!
We all need to have regular breast exams, and women after age 40 should have
a yearly mammogram. We ALL need to remind and encourage our friends and
loved ones to do the same. If we take these small steps, many lives
will be saved...YOUR life might be one of them.
We Can Make a Difference!
have my own up close and personal battle with this damnable disease. In
had a mastectomy, and there were four kinds of cancer cells in my breast,
but I am happy
to tell you that I am a warrior and a survivor. I reached my 7 year (cancer
free) mark in
I continue to
pray, as do most
who have had breast cancer...that it does not rear it's ugly head, ever
again. Most of you
know someone or their families whose lives are turned upside down by it.
is a battle for us all...In this fight for our lives, we must all be warriors!
site and the free phone line provide information to patients on cancer
treatment, early detection and
as well as information on a variety of services available to cancer patients
and their families.
Clifton Road, N.E.
Organization fights to eradicate breast cancer by funding national grants, education, screening and
projects in communities throughout the US.
LBJ Freeway, Suite 250
National Cancer Institute (NCI) conducts and supports research, training, health information
and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and
cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients
and their families.
National Breast Cancer Organization has a commitment to provide information
and support to anyone who
has been affected by breast cancer. This site includes general information
about breast cancer and
on screening and detection; information for women and men who have breast
cancer; and information
for family members and loved ones. Some of the information is also presented
West Van Buren Street
hours, 7 days a week
Sutton offers pink ribbons from her site and has also included some of
her at the link below for more FREE pink ribbon offerings!