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.