Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf Giveaway
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Mom Does Reviews and her fabulous blogger friends want to make sure we recognize this special month!
We are joining together to bring you this pretty Pink Ribbon Scarf Giveaway!
This is one that is near and dear to my heart. My precious mom lost her battle to breast cancer in August 2011. She fought courageously.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are:
- About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer
After increasing for more than 2 decades, female breast cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000, then dropped by about 7% from 2002 to 2003. This large decrease was thought to be due to the decline in use of hormone therapy after menopause that occurred after the results of the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. This study linked the use of hormone therapy to an increased risk of breast cancer and heart diseases. Incidence rates have been stable in recent years.
Don’t be a statistic! The American Cancer Society encourages women to make healthy lifestyle choices such as eating a healthy diet, getting regular physical activity, and reducing alcohol, if a woman drinks. These choices can help reduce their breast cancer risk. The American Cancer Society also encourages regular breast exams and mammograms to find breast cancer early, when it is most likely to be curable. Did you know you can get a breast cancer screening reminder? Just go HERE to sign up!
One lucky winner will receive this pretty Pink Ribbon Scarf!
The giveaway is open to US only, 18+
The giveaway ends 10/19 at 1159p est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win!