Communities of women and men around the world are uniting this month to support their friends and loved ones with breast cancer. World-wide events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Avon Walk give millions of people the chance to walk together to raise money and save lives.
There will be an estimated 300,000 new cases of women diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Approximately 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of the disease. These occur from genetic mutations as a result of aging and lifestyle factors. The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender and age; however, men are not immune to breast cancer. In 2015, there will be an estimated 2,350 new cases of breast cancer in men.
Second to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women, so it is no surprise that some of those diagnosed will be celebrities. Famous faces like Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton John, and Suzanne Somers, among others, have suffered and survived and are active in promoting cancer research and education.
Until there is a cure, patients will face countless treatments with debilitating side effects that affect their daily living. An alternative treatment to pain medications, Milkweed Balm offers a natural option for breast cancer patients.