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Breast Cancer Awareness and Support Week at The High Tech Society

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Support Week at The High Tech Society

Each October, The High Tech Society will dedicate our site for a week to National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time we will try to help raise money for the cause, we will have raffles to help in that effort, share survivor stories and write about the newest things in technology that can help defeat this horrible disease.

What is National Breast Cancer Month? — It is a time to promote regular mammograms and increase early detection of breast cancer. However, we want to do more than that, so we will also be doing the following things below and hope that you will support us:

  • We will be spending the week focusing on new technology and medical advances that have been made to help fight this disease, as well as ways technology may have helped survivors through social networks.
  • We have also opened a space on our site for current and past breast cancer survivors, and their loved ones to tell their own personal story, or to post a remembrance to someone that lost their fight. We want to encourage others that are going through this, so during the week we choose please feel free to share your story  or something that you think may help another woman that is going through this. Breast Cancer Survivor Stories and Remembering Those That Passed
  • We are trying to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation by raising money.

 

We at The High Tech Society, thank you for helping us this week. Each of us knows someone that has died of cancer.

Another way you can help, is by spreading the word about our efforts to your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or even by email.

pink ribbonFacts About Breast Cancer

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will get breast cancer. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women. Mammograms can help find breast cancer early when there is the best chance for treatment.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the

number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common

cause of cancer death in White, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American

Indian/Alaska Native women.

• If you are age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting

mammograms and how often you need them

• If you are age 50 or older, get a mammogram every 2 years. Talk with your

doctor to decide if you need one more often.

These are general guidelines. Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer,

especially if breast or ovarian cancer runs in your family. Your doctor can help you

decide when and how often to get a mammogram.

For more information, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 

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About Kimberly Carver

Kimberly Carver is a writer that loves all aspects of technology including tech in science, medicine, computers, electronics and more. She is also a Mac Specialist, journalist and paralegal, as well as the owner / creator of The High Tech Society.