Friday, October 9, 2015

For the Ladies: Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October is PINK!

     I know I mostly have a lot of male followers on my blog, as it tends to center around Men's health & fitness, but fellas, I have to give it up for the ladies during this pink month of October:  It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  And where would any of us be without those breasts and the life-giving colostrum and milk they provide us at birth?!  It's hard to miss the pink everywhere this month, and it's not without good reason.  Breast cancer affects almost every family I know at some point.  Maybe it is the abundance of estrogen and estrogen-receptors within breast tissue, or maybe it is the large amount of breast adipose tissue itself, both which are thought to feed some cancers.  I don't know for sure, but I do know that breasts in their natural God-given state, are beautiful, whether in a bikini, a jersey, or whether completely bare, feeding your newborn baby.  I've witnessed all forms.  Long live the boobie! - Did I just say that?

     Below I have attached an informative, just-the-facts-you-need-to-know, bullet highlighted graphic that was personally sent to me by BHG 360, AKA, Bankers Health Care Group.  It's a brilliant PSA. Please read it, copy and share it with the breasts you love, per BHG 360's wishes.  The only agenda is to truly raise breast cancer awareness, succinctly and simply.  Lastly I will share with you something very personal, that my wife is a cancer survivor (not breast).  That is all!  From Bankers Health Care Group:

     "It’s that pink time of the year again! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the volume of stories and statistics about the disease that appear in the media this month. The news is filled with participants walking, running and sharing testimony to raise awareness and funds for both breast cancer research and patient care.

     At the same time, practitioners of all specialties can take advantage of this increased awareness to educate patients about disease mechanisms and warning signs. This infographic below provides important facts, dispels a few myths and reminds your patients that early detection and better treatments do save lives. PLEASE!..Share it with your patients, clients and colleagues."