Code Pink

October is breast cancer awareness month. In my work this is an important month. It includes legislative breakfasts, educational sessions, screening events, and op-eds for newspapers.

Despite the plethora of information on breast cancer there are times when the information gets lost in the shuffle of life. Messages that would best go from our heads to our health get lost. In an effort to change that I’ve posted an infographic on breast cancer. It’s a different way of looking at what may be old information.

My hope is that you will not only look but act — if you’re young make sure the older women in your life see and know the facts; if you’re older make sure you are regularly screened; if you’re a survivor, share your story! We need to hear it.

Make October more than pink ribbons – make it action!

Code Pink

4 thoughts on “Code Pink

  1. Please pray for my friend’s niece, Madison Billingsley age 24, whose mother died 18 months ago from Breast Cancer. Madison herself has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s scheduled for surgery Thursday, October 11th. Needless to say, her family is still grieving and reeling from her mom’s death. Madison’s diagnosis seems horrific and cruel.

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    1. Be assured that I will pray on behalf of Madison and her extended family. Every time I walk through the cancer institute lobby at work, I have a heavy heart as I look at each individual and family whose reality is a cancer diagnosis. May Madison’s family experience a measure of grace that gives them peace of heart and soul while they are on this journey.

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  2. I appreciate that it shows on the graph that the leading cause of death in women from cancer is lung cancer. And it is not limited to smokers, 30% of people with lung cancer are never smokers. Kind of reveals my passion as I work with lung cancer patients. And smoking not only increases one’s risk for lung cancer, but also for BREAST cancer. So please encourage those around you to not start, to avoid second hand smoke and other environmental exposures. That is something that we do have the ability to be proactive in. And encourage those you know who may not have easy access to to medical screening and care (such as immigrants and refugees) by taking them, volunteering at a screening or just be a good friend.

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