Breast Cancer Awareness

by: Jackson Schad

Breast Cancer. We lose so many people in our lives to it, and it doesn’t look like it is stopping anytime soon. Labs around the world are constantly working on a cure, but those who have it can only hope a radiation treatment kills this terrible disease. October is national Breast Cancer awareness month, so it helps to raise money for researchers trying to find a cure.

You’re probably wondering: if it is so bad, how many people does it actually get to? 1 out of every 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and not just women get it. Men can still get breast cancer, even though it is rarer. the lifetime risk for a man to get breast cancer is 1 in 1000. Because of the rarity, the disease is harder to study on men. Some -research has been made for both genders, and a cure is not far off, but a lot of work still needs to be done for it to be fully eradicated.

Even though a donation from one person may be small, a bunch of small donations turn into a giant pile of money that can be used for the good of all 7 billion people on planet earth. I highly encourage you to donate to cancer researchers around the world.

Resources:

ww5.komen.org

http://www.breastcancer.org

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