In 2010, 1.5 Million of women were told "you have breast cancer"..

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

This morning, I was sent this bold and teaching video by my friend Cedric,  a lovely French Canadian Nurse who lives and work in Paris. 
We have one girlfriend in common who suffered breast twice before recently decided to have a double mastectomy before she reached 40. She is a single mum with one boy, and she did not want to take any chance.

Launched in 2001, Rethink is the first-ever, Canadian breast cancer charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young (or youngish) women going through it.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. It is also the principle cause of death from cancer among women globally. Despite the high incidence rates, in Western countries, 89% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are still alive 5 years after their diagnosis, which is due to detection and treatment (Parkin, 2008).

The UK and USA have one of the highest incidence rates worldwide (together with the rest of North America and Australia/New Zealand), making these countries a priority for breast cancer awareness. View the map below to see how your country is impacted by breast cancer (pink being the highest per capita)

Did you know that 1/3 of these cancer deaths could have decreased if treated early ?


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