Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kicks Off Starting Today

October 1, 2008

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off today, as the push is on to go pink for a month, and fight the disease....Boston (ChattahBox) – National Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off today, as the push is on to go pink for a month, and fight the disease.

Numbers released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed what many already knew.

Currently, breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in women in the U.S., and is the second most common cause of death among white, black, Asian, and American indian women.

It is the leading cause of death from cancer in Hispanic women.

One thing many do not know, is that men can also develop breast cancer, most commonly between the ages of 60 and 70.

The month will be used to help raise breast cancer awareness.

This will have to do with pushing for new treatments, prevention tips, and further research.


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