Every year 200,000 woman are diagnosed with breast cancer in US.
Doctors recommend that women over the age of 20 should undergo a breast examination every three years. Although there is no known way to prevent breast cancer, understanding the disease is an important part of beating the odds.
Every year the number of women diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing but the death rate has been decreased. In US alone there are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors.
October is the breast cancer aware month, it is an annually celebrated to make every one aware of the breast cancer. It is a charity event which is organized by the major breast cancer charities and collected fund is used for the prevention and cure for the Breast cancer.
The first known pink ribbon in connection breast cancer awareness was in the fall of 1991, when Susan G. Komen foundation handed the pink ribbons to participate in New York City rest for breast cancer survivors.