Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness

This Sunday, the 10th of October, hundreds (if not thousands) of people in Puerto Rico will either be walking or running the 5K "Race for the Cure" organized by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. October is breast cancer awareness month, a disease in which 1 in 13 women born on the island were diagnosed with between 1999-2003. Moreover, it is the most common cancer developed among Hispanic women. Many people are unaware of this fact but breast cancer is also a disease which can affect men. Like most cancers, early detection is crucial and performing a breast self exam can be extremely helpful to that end.

Here are some important facts and statistics on breast cancer:
(The graphic above was obtained from Wikipedia)


Kofla Olivieri said...

Este domingo es la parada aqui en Filadelfia tambien. Yo espero que no llueva. Saludos!

adriana said...

Saludos Kofla! Espero que no llueva en nuestra isla del encanto este domingo tampoco, ya que hemos tenido mucha lluvia estos ultimos días.