Creating Cancer Awareness With Breast Cancer Jewelry

If you look at the statistics, you may shudder at the number of women who suffer from breast cancer. What is even more pitiable is the fact that a lot of women fail to get the right treatment because they do not get the problem diagnosed. If the medical ailment is diagnosed in the later stages, it can be very hard to get it treated.

There is a pressing need to create the right kind of awareness because both men and women need to be educated about it. There is nothing to be embarrassed as this too is a medical ailment like most other diseases. However, so many efforts have gone down the drain for so long. Thus, the need was felt for something radical and dynamic and this is where breast cancer jewelry comes into place.

Pink is the color that speaks

The official color for breast cancer awareness is pink. You can find innumerable breast cancer jewelries that are all drenched in pink. When you are looking to buy one of those, you will be amazed at the variety which you will get.

Regardless of what your choices are, you are sure to find some of the most amazing jewelry which you will love to wear. However, the purpose of this jewelry is not just the style factor. There is greater cause for which you need to participate.

When you sport pink breast cancer jewelry; be it bracelets, rings or pins; it is sure to bring attention. Pink is not the conventional color for jewelry and this is the reason; people are likely to notice it. The main purpose of such a piece of jewelry is to let others know that you are concerned about breast cancer and you want to be the change that you wish to see.

No waves of great change can be brought unless you do your bit. You need to start of the change and sometimes it is these little things that can make the biggest difference which you need.

When you are sporting such jewelry, try and tell people about the same. It can spark a chain reaction and that will set out the right awareness campaign which is the need of the hour. Do not flinch from telling others about how painful this cancer may be and why the patients deserve love and respect rather than being looked down. It is one such disease that can occur to anyone and the amount of pain that women go through is incomprehensible.

It is the love, care and support that will give them the strength to face the turmoil and tiring times. It might look like a piece of jewelry to some, but the message which these pink bracelets or even rings and clips convey is immaculate.

Breast cancer is not a disease to be ashamed of. If you can get it diagnosed in the earlier stages, the chances of it being treated increases manifold. Do your bit today. By buying and wearing this jewelry, you can educate people about the need to create awareness and contribute to it. Do not shy away from your duties.
For ideas, please check out these websites!!

http://beverlyhillssilver.com/sideways-breast-cancer-ribbon-necklace.html
http://www.pinkribbonshop.com/

What is Breast Cancer? What Causes It?

English: pink ribbon

English: pink ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells. Those cells can invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

Breast cancer occurs when malignant tumors develop in the breast.  These cells can spread by breaking away from the original tumor and entering blood vessels or lymph vessels, which branch into tissues throughout the body. When cancer cells travel to other parts of the body and begin damaging other tissues and organs, the process is called metastasis.

Facts about Breast Cancer in the United States

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.  Usually detected as a hard lump under the nipple or areola.

Risk Factors

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Race
  • Personal Health
  • Early Menstruation

Types of Tumors

  • Benign
  • Malignant
  • Metastatic

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7 Important Facts about Breast Cancer Awareness for African American Women

Heart framing on woman chest with pink badge to support breast cOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this is a great time to become better informed about breast cancer and black women. Below you will find several facts that you are welcome to share but most importantly keep close to your vest as you become more aware about your own health care.

  1. Black women are less likely than white women to get breast cancer, yet have a higher breast cancer death rate.
  2. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women and in 2010, the CDC reported that breast cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for Black women aged 45–64 years.
  3. The breast cancer death rate for women aged 45–64 years was 60% higher for Black women than white women.
  4. Younger Black women up to age 44 have a higher incidence of breast cancer than white women.
  5. Black women are two times more likely to develop triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease which has fewer effective treatment options.
  6. We also are known to have denser breast, one of the strongest predictors of risk for breast cancer and also is a known factor limiting the sensitivity of a screening mammogram.
  7. For Black women who have been diagnosed at the earliest stage of breast cancer when the tumor is small and localized, early diagnosis can make a difference.

All of the above facts were pulled from a great, lengthy article, Surviving Breast Cancer through Early Detection and Diagnosis, by the Black Women’s Health Imperative that is based on a CDC report you can access here.

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