Think Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Good Morning Lovelies,

As so many of you will already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Now whilst most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Ireland, after skin cancer. Better treatments mean that more and more people are now living long and full lives after breast cancer. However, the number of cases is rising.  Every year, around 2,600 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. That means 1 in 10 women in Ireland will get breast cancer at some stage in their lives. There are about 1.38 million new cases worldwide and 458,000 deaths from breast cancer each year.

Currently there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer, therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. When breast cancer is detected early, there is a good chance that breast cancer can be cured.

By giving your time this month to help find ways to prevent, detect, treat and stop the disease, you can make sure we keep moving towards the day when we stop breast cancer for women everywhere.Some of Ireland’s leading businesses are painting it pink as the Irish Cancer Society launches their official ‘Pink Partners’ for this year’s campaign. Companies joining the fight against one of the most common cancers include: Barry’s TeaBoots IrelandCentraGAA jewelleryghdKiernan Milling, Tropical Popical and The Zip Yard. All the money donated by this year’s ‘Pink Partners’ will go to the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme which provides breast cancer information and support services to thousands of women and men across Ireland each year.

Please take time today to check your body for changes that could be cancer. Talk to your doctor if you notice anything unusual.

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