Sunday, 21 October 2012
Letter from the editor,
MY CONTRIBUTION TO BREAST CANCER
I like to sponsor and promote a cause by promoting what it is: A HEALTH ISSUE
I am going to contribute and donate this year by promoting HEALTH. I'm going to 'give' by doing something that shows healthy breasts and promoting health and loving your breasts and your body for what it is naturally. And just being grateful you have them and your health.
Wim Wender's documentary "Pina".
Breast cancer is one of the most difficult cancer areas to completely get rid of, modern medicine and technology has obviously greatly improved since my grandmother past away (It was several years ago) but what usually happens is it spreads into other parts of the body. My grandmother died of Breast Cancer lost both her breasts and then it entered into her lungs and traveled up her spinal cord into her brain. And we watched her for years slowly pass away and in constant pain.
What are the Signs of Breast Cancer?
The stage of a breast cancer describes its size and the extent to which it has spread. The staging system ranges from Stage 0 to Stage IV.
Staging Breast Cancer Stage Tumor Size Lymph Node Involvement Metastasis (Spread) I Less than 2 cm No No II Between 2-5 cm No or in same side of breast No III More than 5 cm Yes, on same side of breast No IV Not applicable Not applicable Yes
Stage 0 or "in situ," Tis, N0, M0: The term "in situ" literally means "in place." Stage 0 cancer is a contained cancer that has not spread beyond the breast ductal system. Fifteen to twenty percent of breast cancers detected by clinical examinations or testing are in Stage 0 (the earliest form of breast cancer). Two types of Stage 0 cancer are lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Breast Cancer Survival Rate by Stage http://www.imaginis.com/breast-cancer-diagnosis/staging-and-survival-rates-of-breast-cancer-1#breast-cancer-survival-rate-by-stage
Stage 5-year Relative Survival Rate 0 93% I 88% IIA 81% IIB 74% IIIA 67% IIIB 41% IV 15%
Source: American Cancer Society, 2011. The numbers come from the National Cancer Data Base, and are based on people who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and 2002.
The way to support Breast Cancer awareness
I will be running the Race. There is one in Washington DC on may 11, 2013 http://globalrace.info-komen.org/site/PageServer?pagename=HQ_GR_Homepage
Here you can do it too! http://m.komen.org/bfae06f0070c710b968d2e3c9eca5417.php
Or the National Breast Cancer Foundation http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/