Am I the only one that is getting tired of seeing pink this month? Don't get me wrong, I know women have been touched by it and lost their lives. But their are so many other types of cancers. I lost my mom to melanoma(skin cancer.) I lost my sister to ovarian cancer. I had a dear friend lose a son to pediatric cancer. Pedriatric cancer month was Sep. And you didn't hear a thing about it. I am just saying there is not just breast cancer.
Answer by Ati_13 at 11:17 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
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Answer by poptart0325 at 12:10 PM on Oct. 21, 2010
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
Answer by IhartU at 12:17 PM on Oct. 21, 2010
In 2006 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2006 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2010. Available at: http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/uscs/
So yeah... I think the aweness IS totally necessary and if you want awareness for other diseses to be just as popular, then get out there and make it happen.
Answer by IhartU at 12:18 PM on Oct. 21, 2010