October is Breast and Liver Cancer Awareness Month
(Ribbon from: Fight Like a Girl Club)
Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that it is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month? According to Breast Cancer.org, more than 230,000 women and 2,300 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 in the United States alone. For liver cancer, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 35,000 people diagnosed in 2015, with men making up the majority of cases at just over 25,000. Chances are you know someone that has or been treated for breast or liver cancer. It is important to have routine mammograms, so please encourage your loved ones, both women and men, to get screened. Also see a physician if you see or feel anything out of the ordinary.
Emerald is the ribbon color for Liver Cancer. Pink is the ribbon color for Breast Cancer. There are many places online where you can find awareness ribbons and products that help fund research into the various types of cancer. If you live near a cancer treatment facility, contact them to learn about cancer awareness events and fundraising activities in your local communities. They may also have cancer support group meetings. You can help make a difference by participating in a walk, run or volunteer in some way. If your office is doing a fundraiser for breast cancer, ask if they can include liver cancer as well. Any help is greatly appreciated.
You can find more information at the following sites: