Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Julissa Gonzalez, Staff Writer

Breast cancer awareness month starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st, making this month very important for breast cancer patients and breast cancer survivors.

 

Many people help and advocate for breast cancer awareness month by donating to a cancer center or simply by wearing pink for the month of October. The Royals have had two jeans days to collect money for breast cancer support.

 

Breast Cancer affects one in eight women in the U.S.  Getting checked for breast cancer is extremely important because it can be very dangerous and develop over time if not detected, treated, and taken care of.

 

Yolanda Gonzalez, who is the grandmother of Julissa Gonzalez’22 is a breast cancer survivor. She states, “I think it’s important because a lot of women should be cautious and take care of their body, especially for breast cancer. If people are encouraged and reminded to get checked for breast cancer a lot of women can be saved and can help them detect breast cancer early on so they can take action.“

 

Natalie Kim’22 who wore pink on Monday to school to advocate for breast cancer and benefit the St. Jude breast cancer center states, “It’s important to wear pink during the month of October in order to show support for people who had/have breast cancer. Advocating for breast cancer is important because it helps spread awareness about breast cancer and it can help increase breast cancer research.”

 

Everyone should do their part in advocating for breast cancer research and support during the month of October. Women should always get checked no matter what, even if you feel or see no signs because it can detect cancer before it gets out of hand.