Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Early Detection is Key.

Via on Oct 8, 2010

My college girlfriend was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her early twenties.  Early detection of the disease allowed the doctors to treat the cancerous areas.  She like millions of other women and men are cancer survivors.

The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2010:

- About 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.

- About 54,010 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).

- About 39,840 women will die from breast cancer.

Early detection is key, schedule a mammogram and learn the early warning signs of breast cancer.

For more information visit http://ww5.komen.org.

About Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Sojourner Marable Grimmett has a BA in communications from Clark Atlanta University and an MA in media studies from Pennsylvania State University. She is a stay-at-work mom and her experience in higher education spans over 10 years working in student services and enrollment management. Sojourner previously worked at CNN, Georgia Public Television, and as an AmeriCorp member at Harvard University’s Martin Luther King Jr. after-school program. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Roland and two young sons, Roland Jay and Joshua. Visit her blog sojournermarablegrimmett.blogspot.com and follow her on twitter.

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