Breast Cancer Awareness

Jemimah Jatau

Mother’s Smile
I remember your brave face through all the pain,
The day you told us and I tried to remain sane.
” I have breast cancer,” you said as a matter of fact,
Yet you didn’t shed a single tear; you stayed intact.
Through the radiation, chemo, and pill,
You still smiled and had such a strong will.
Your attitude is what carried you on.
Without it I don’t think that you would have lasted as long.
The cancer ate at you like a starved disease,
Killing your insides, and slowly bringing you to your knees,
Through it all you held that smile,
But sometimes I could see it faltered, but only for a while.
I love you mommy, with everything I have to offer and give,
Maybe one day they can find a cure and help other people smile and live.

Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues.
Breast cancer is a very common type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breast. It is the most common type of cancer in women and the second leading cause of death in women in the United States.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same, and the goal is to change that. In order to accomplish this goal, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is going to need all the help they can get. There are a lot of ways you could help in accomplishing this goal; you could donate, start a fundraiser to help provide mammograms for women, or even create an early detection plan and invite others to do the same. Another totally awesome way to help out is by signing up to volunteer at the closest “walk for a cure” center to you. There are a lot of great ways you could support the cause. For more information contact Heather Shaw at Heather.shaw@cancer.org or visit http://www.Nationalbreastcancer.org
1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, so come out and help educate women and give hope to our survivors.
*REMEMBER! THE BEST PROTECTION IS EARLY DETECTION*

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