As a continuation to my San Diego Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2012 blog series, I thought it would be fitting to share some information about Breast Cancer to my readers. I believe that the details of the said disease will make you properly aware, which in turn would motivate you to join the noble cause.
Although breast cancer is usually associated to women, men can get breast cancer too. It can occur at any age though it is more common to happen to males between the ages 60-70. This is the reason why the funds to be raised by San Diego Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2012 and the American Cancer Society (ACS) goes to anyone who requires assistance, regardless of gender.
Some of the common risks of breast cancer are a family history, pregnancy after the age of 30, never becoming pregnant and late menopause. Unfortunately, only risk factors has been identified and the main cause has yet to be fully discovered. Research is being done to determine the root of the disease, which would eventually lead to the cure. Funding of these important and relevant studies will also come from the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in San Diego.
Early detection is a significant element to battle breast cancer since 96% of patients who find and treat the disease are known to be cancer free after around 5 years. Self exams and mammograms are excellent ways of determining breast cancer with the latter being the most accurate. Although mammograms provide precise diagnosis even before symptoms are present, the procedure is costly. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in San Diego and ACS provide financial assistance to people who require mammograms, another reason why the charity event is worth joining.
An estimated 2.5 million breast cancer survivors are living in the United States. The walk to be done during the San Diego Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2012 will be in honor of these brave and inspirational individuals.
The San Diego Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2012 is a worthwhile cause and is a great opportunity to unite as a community to battle the dreaded disease. Show your support by participating in the Walk with the Keller Williams San Diego Team on October 21, 2012 (Sunday) at 7:00 AM in Balboa Park. You could also Donate to the cause and we would appreciate it greatly because we know that every cent counts towards a Breast Cancer Free Future…