Monday, November 17, 2008

Pink Sisterhood Tag

But Monday is Blue and it is raining, so unlikely to turn to pink. And when you read the following, you'll get even bluer....

* One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

* Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.

* Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

* Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

* Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

* Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

* Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.

Facts taken from Women’s Health!


Got tag by 3lilangels and the rules:

1. Put the logo in your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who shared it with you.

3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs

4. Add your link to the list of participants below

5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog.

Here's to spreading awareness on breast cancer!


3lilangels said...

You're fast. I haven't got around to informing anyone yet *_*.

Sorry for your blue day. Hopefully the gym will turn you flushed pink again. hehe

Biblo said...

It's Wed... still blue... sigh!!