October is Breast and Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Image result for liver cancer awareness clipart(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:

Fight Like a Girl Club

Choose Hope

Liver Foundation

Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society

Advertisements

About lenalee91

Wife, mother, avid reader and maybe one day an author!!

Posted on October 1, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

pinkiebag

A blog all about my love of cups of tea and dairy free food

UptightPrettyGirl

Lifestyle and Fun

Meg Kem Magic

Discover the magic of beauty!

Going Gently

Moments in life...

myhusband&i

two guys making out & trying to make it

I Should Be Laughing

Moments in life...

Art By Yukari

Moments in life...

Just Joshin

Moments in life...

%d bloggers like this: