Sunday, October 3, 2010

Going Pink for a Cause

Blogger Epijunky has issued a challenge for bloggers to change their blogs to pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I have, fortunately, neither been affected by breast cancer directly or indirectly, however 1,000s have. So I have decided to take up the challenge, and I challenge my readers to do the same.

According to Epi, "The five year survival rate for those diagnosed in an early stage is 97%"

She further goes on to point out the things you need to do:

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

1. Do a self breast exam every month.

2. Be sure that your doctor is doing an exam once a year.

3. Mammography. Sure, it’s not pleasant, but neither is stage IV cancer.

I suggest heading over to Epi's site and having a read of her post and if you are willing to take up the challenge to to help raise awareness of the need for early detection and prevention of this disease.

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