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Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all. Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk. I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer'.

Danica Patrick on Breast Cancer Awareness

Danica Patrick

"My goal is people associate November with COPD awareness month as much as they notice October with breast cancer and pink. That'd be a great thing if it happened. The fact that COPD kills more people than breast cancer and diabetes put together should raise some red flags".

Betsey Johnson

"With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer".

Giuliana Rancic on Breast Cancer Awareness and her personal expereinces

Giuliana Rancic

"When I went public with my breast cancer diagnosis six weeks ago, the overwhelming outpouring of love, prayers and support really helped me heal faster. I want to make sure to thank everyone". "I have a new found respect for women who have been through breast cancer and this surgery".

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  • BreakBreastCancer

    AWARENESS IS KEY

    Break the Ice about breast cancer awareness is a campaign providing effective reminders to women and families about early detection. Our mission also includes increasing awareness through education, providing infomation where to receive diagnostic breast care services for those in need, and providing nurturing support services. Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women in the United States. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While 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. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help.

  • BreakBreastCancer

    The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. Create your Early Detection Plan to receive reminders to do breast self-exams, and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history.

  • Fill out the form to learn more about the Avon breast cancer Walk and receive your starter kit. A local walk coach will also contact you to answer any questions you may have, or you may reach us directly at    1-888-540-WALK.......

  • Although young children do not need detailed information, they do need honesty and reassurance. Without and direct explanation from you, children may imagine a situation that is actually much worse than reality. Being honest with them builds a sense of trust that will be helpful in facing not only this situation, but also other challenges that life inevitably brings.

What People Say About

  • Elizabeth, diagnosed at 24

    When I was 24 years old I found a breast lump. I was very worried and immediately went to see my doctor. I have no family history of breast cancer but I was anxious just the same. I was referred to a surgeon who performed a fine needle aspiration and reassured me repeatedly that my chances of having cancer were extremely low. I was later informed that the lump was a fibroadenoma which is benign and common in young women.
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  • Lisa, diagnosed in December of 2010

    Lisa was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Being a twin, the first thing she thought of was her sister, and did she have it too....They were adopted when were three months old, and never knew for sure if they were truly "identical" twins. Because Lisa found a lump in her breast, and was later tested for the BRCA gene, and found to her complete relief, she did not have the gene. Her twin did not have the gene either! That was one miracle in itself. Luckily, Lisa was able to be treated with chemo for four months, then radiation. "Yes, it was a nightmare, but not losing my hair! This was the best time to try the hairstyle I had always wanted![said Lisa] Born with naturally curly hair, She CHOSE a blonde straight bob! The whole ordeal was NOT horrible. The physical part was very difficult but work daily, to overcome the side effects of chemo. Lisa is doing great now!!!! It has been a little over two years, and she is Cancer Free!!!
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  • Varoon Ramtahal - CEO

    Children — even very young ones — can sense that something is wrong when you are under stress and household routines change. Many youngsters pick up on whispered worries by listening to adults talk. As a result, they may imagine something more terrible than what you’re trying to keep hidden. Even if you’ve sworn others to secrecy, it won’t take long before your child hears about your medical situation from someone else. That information may be wrong and scary. By telling your child, you choose what to say. This lets you communicate a reassuring, supportive and hopeful message. That builds trust, promotes ongoing discussion and protects your child emotionally. Including your children in your cancer experience can be an opportunity to teach them healthy coping strategies they can use the rest of their lives.
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