Early detection key to fight
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On page 13 of today's edition you'll see a page of local businesses that are sponsoring the local effort in beating this awful disease.
The local business owners are encouraging you to take every precaution necessary to prevent or get the earliest diagnosis possible while scientists work on a way to eradicate it.
A cure for this disease is out there and surely we'll find it one day, offering hope and a new lease on life to countless women across the globe. Until then, early detection is the key.
You can't find cancer soon enough. The earlier the disease is found, chances of survival increase exponentially.
We encourage all women to pick their plan of attack and stick with it, whether it be through self-examination or regular doctor visits – or both.
And while so much attention is paid to breast cancer in women, the disease doesn't discriminate by sex.
Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer.
It's estimated doctors will diagnose 2,000 new cases of breast cancer this year among men.
Regardless of your age or sex, we ask that you be vigilant. One more battle that cancer loses is a step in the direction to wipe it all out.