The Friday Five – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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It’s October and that means it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the time of year when we see pops of pink around town, on billboards, social media and TV commercials reminding us to support the cause. This week’s Friday Five highlights the latest in research, advice, fund raising and prevention.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, on average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Learn more facts and information about breast cancer by visiting https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/.
1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. pic.twitter.com/22HGCBlZzx
— NBCF (@NBCF) September 29, 2021
6 Women Share What They Wish Others Would Stop Saying About Breast Cancer
BC Healthline (@healthline) community members share why six well-meaning messages about breast cancer may cause more harm than good.
When a loved one, friend, or colleague is diagnosed with breast cancer, you may not know exactly what to say.
Read the article below to learn what 6 women wish others would stop saying about breast cancer. https://t.co/GmEPa7uldo
— NBCF (@NBCF) September 30, 2021
Books, Movies, and Podcasts for Every Stage of the Breast Cancer Experience
Anyone who has been through a challenging or traumatic life event knows that finding others who share your experience can be comforting and even healing. Healthline contributor, Monica Haro, shares her 11 favorite books, movies, and podcasts for every stage of the breast cancer experience.
Do you have a favorite book, movie, podcast, or magazine that you recommend to other breast cancer survivors? If you’re looking for a new recommendation, this list is a good place to start. https://t.co/ZAE5WqBasr #breastcancer #bcsm
— Breastcancer.org (@Breastcancerorg) September 29, 2021
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021: In-Person and Virtual Events to Honor Survivors and Families
According to Shape (@Shape_Magazine) magazine ever since 1985, when October was declared National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the autumnal period has served as the backdrop for walks, runs, conferences, and a bevy of other fundraisers. This year, there are more ways than ever to get involved — both in-person and virtually. Stand up and stand with breast cancer survivors by signing up for one, or several, of these events.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A Message From Dr. Grana, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper
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