Think pink raises awareness for breast cancer

By Thomas Breslin
October 29, 2014

(Amarra Boone/Photo Editor)
(Amarra Boone/Photo Editor)

Cabrini College ran an event to help yourself and others become more knowledgeable about breast cancer awareness. The event was held on Oct. 23 at the Health Hut right outside CAVS Corner for students and anyone that wanted to learn more about breast cancer.

(Amarra Boone/Photo Editor)
(Amarra Boone/Photo Editor)

October is known to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cabrini has helped raise awareness. Everyone has heard of the disease breast cancer but many forget or do not take the time to learn the symptoms or signs of breast cancer. The health hut at Cabrini College on Oct. 23, handed out pamphlets and information regarding what you need to know about this horrible disease. Holding events like this is one way to raise awareness but around the world people have found many ways to increase education covering breast cancer. You can become a Sponsor and partner with a nationally recognized charity, start a charity or donate to a charity. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Cabrini College has contributed to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

“This event was helpful because many women think it won’t happen to them, but if you read more about it then it can make someone more cautious,” Megan Savage, sophomore accounting major,a said.

In 2014, there were more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S.  That includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. It is important for yourself to read and learn more about breast cancer and do things to help others learn about the disease. Millions of people have lost loved ones, family and friends to this cancer. One way to help yourself is to get a screening from a doctor, which detects if you have a cancer without having shown any symptoms. A mammogram is the most commonly used screening test for breast cancer; it is known women aged 40-74 years old who have taken a mammogram have a lower chance of dying from breast cancer than women who have not taken a screening.

“Breast cancer is a big issue in the U.S. I hope to see more people come together and help spread awareness for this terrible disease,” senior business major Kevin Devine said.

Think pink and play a part in helping teach and learn more about breast cancer. Starting fundraisers and holding events to educate people will make women more aware and as years go on this country hopes to see many more healthy young women.

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Thomas Breslin

Currently a junior at Cabrini College studying Communications and a minor in English. First year as a staff writer for the Loquitur

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