October 1rst marks the beginning of breast cancer awareness month all over the world. American Cancer Society uses this time to boost their campaign to raise awareness to breast cancer and to inform people that there is now a 98 percent rate of survival if the cancer is detected early. Through the use of mammograms for women over 40 has been a proven method to detect cancer early when treatments are the most effective.
The American Cancer Society offers several programs designed in helping patients, such as support programs like Reach to Recovery, which is designed to pair up breast cancer survivors and patients in an effort to comfort and support to new patients diagnosed with breast cancer. The program also provides free transportation to and from cancer treatments.
October is the month where you will see pink ribbons everywhere, which has been the national symbol for breast cancer awareness since it was first introduced back in 1991. Thousands of pick ribbon products are now sold all over the world to help raise money for breast cancer research, and has become the theme for all activities involving breast cancer.
All over the world during the month of October, there are 5 k runs and walks sponsored by the American Cancer Society to help bring awareness and to celebrate the lives of the cancer survivors, as well as pay tribute to those who have lost their battle with this disease.
For more information on breast cancer events in your town or the American Cancer Society programs, the information hotline is 1-800-227-2345.