A lump—the tiniest cluster of cells—can turn a woman’s world upside down. It seems so unnatural and wrong for the body to betray us.
But sometimes it does.
Odds are that one in eight of women will experience breast cancer. This year alone, The American Cancer Society estimates that 296,980 new cases will be diagnosed. It’s likely that each of us knows someone affected by breast cancer.
This month we will share honest and unfiltered stories of strong and vibrant survivors and husbands who journeyed alongside their wives. And we will honor the lives of precious women that we miss.
And our hope is that we will hear from you.
We invite you to do the same—share your honest and unfiltered stories. Consider this a space to encourage and help each other.
Today there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. In fact, the American Cancer Society reports that death rates from breast cancer in the US have dropped 34% since 1990. Early detection, healthier lifestyles, and improved treatment options are positioning women to survive.
As we launch this series we ask you to do these things:
Know your body and do your self exam
Schedule your mammogram (if you’re over 40 or high-risk)
Visit cancer.org to learn more about the prevention
We’re grateful for this community—thank you in advance for sharing your stories with each other and with us.
We are honored to hear them.