Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts.
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women, but it’s far more common in women. Substantial support for breast cancer awareness and research funding has helped create advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer survival rates have increased, and the number of deaths associated with this disease is steadily declining, largely due to factors such as earlier detection, a new personalized approach to treatment and a better understanding of the disease, but there’s still much more to do with so many losing the fight.
As we approach the closing of what’s known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s imperative to recognize the need for continued support and effort throughout the year. With this disease hitting so near and dear to my heart, as my maternal grandmother, and aunt loss their fight, I have one aunt still fighting and doing well, and my mom with a scare that I’m grateful to have been just that, I want to take time today to pray for those that have won the fight, still fighting, as well as those no longer with us. I pray that we continue to make improvements in treatment, early detection, education about the disease and symptoms, as well as provide continued support for survivors , those still in battle and their families to know that they are not alone.
The above images are courtesy of @charissolutionsphotography
Pink Dress is from Ashley Stewart.
Photo above by @josepaganphotography