Here's a sobering statistic; one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. All women are at risk and there is no cure.
Florida State University college students are taking control and leaving their mark in the fight against breast cancer.
Maureen O'Donnell of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation says, "More people are educated about the dangers. Breast cancer touches more people each year."
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in American women and second only to lung cancer in number of cancer-related deaths. This year more than 40,000 women and 400 men will die of breast cancer.
When confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is better than 95 percent.
A plethora of pink tees dot the Student Union green as women of all ages learn lifesaving skills to turn the tide on a deadly trend, pledging their names to stay on the road to a cure. Hopefully, the power of a promise will prove to be lifesaving.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is on a two-week interactive tour of college campuses to deliver its lifesaving message. Its next stop is the University of Alabama.
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Source: http://rex.nci.nih.gov/MAMMOG_WEB/PUBS_POSTERS/FACTS_BC.html (National Institutes of Health).
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