National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at The Caravelle
Even though October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, http://www.NBCAM.org is dedicated to spreading awareness about the disease all year round. The website is a result of a partnership of national public service organizations, medical associations, and various government agencies. Included in these is the American Cancer Society, a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization that recently has teamed up with The Caravelle Resort to help bring awareness to this deadly disease during the month of October.
According to the National Library of Medicine, there are main two types of breast cancer.
The scientific name for the first one is Ductal Carcinoma. This is the type in most breast cancer cases, and starts in the tubes that move milk from the breast to the nipple. The second is Lobular Carcinoma. This type actually starts in the lobules instead of the ducts. Lobules are the parts of the breast that produce milk.
Even though most breast cancer cases occur in women, there are many manly organizations that proudly support the cause. For example, the NFL (National Football League) is full of supporters, with referees in pink hats, players wearing pink gloves and towels, and cheerleaders in pink uniforms. WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) is also a supporter of research for finding a cure, and recently has teamed up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fans can purchase WWE wristbands, hats, t-shirts, and much more Breast Cancer Awareness Month gear at their website.
100% of the money raised will go to Susan G. Comen for the Cure.
The National Cancer Institute estimates 226,870 new cases of breast cancer in women for 2012, compared to 2,190 for men. The institute also estimates 39,510 women will die this year from the disease, along with 410 male deaths.
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