Women's Health

The Importance of Education During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Final thoughts

Additionally, the references and examples of celebrities are meant to inspire everyone to take their health into their own hands, especially when it comes to cancer. These women have used their spotlight to remind women everywhere the importance of early detection, and not to be put off by scary surgeries like mastectomies. A cancer diagnosis is nothing to be ashamed of, and no one should have to feel like they’re fighting alone. If you’re struggling with a diagnosis, you can think of the stories of these famous women as hope and inspiration in your own battle.

 

References

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20307103,00.html#christina-applegate-diagnosed-2008-at-36--0

http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mammography.htm

https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/mammograms-fact-sheet#q2

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/lumpectomy

http://www.breastcancer.org/treatment/surgery/mastectomy/what_is

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html 

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/male-breast-cancer