There are many types of cancer, but why are we so focused on breasts.
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Women are important. That is why. If we ditch this cancer then the women could loose their breasts. and by doing that. Population of coming years can't be fed. Pretty much We are the ones who keep this world going.
Technically, its the most common cancer in humans. although men cant get it, the ratio of women to men is 3:2.
because next to lung cancer, it's one of the most prevelant cancers
It's not true that 'everyone' focuses on breast cancer. It is certainly true that breast cancer has a higher profile than other cancers, and there is a simple reason for this - hard work. Breast cancer awareness campaigns and Breast Cancer Awareness Month were started by ordinary women, most of them with breast cancer or who had lost family members to breast cancer, to raise awareness so that people knew the symptoms, examined themselves regularly, attended their routine mammograms etc. Enthusiastic participation and hard work by women made it grow into something nationally, then internationally, recognised (and then big business cashed in). People who campaign around illnesses are usually concerned with the illness that's affected them or their family. I know a couple who have a child with a very rare and life-threatening condition (not a cancer). Much of their time is now taken up with campaigning around this condition - fundraising and agitating for more funding for research, more education, more awareness etc. Individuals don't have unlimited time, and choose their campaigns. And that's what the women who started the breast cancer awareness campaign did, and worked their socks off. It's thanks to the hard work of those women that breast cancer is no longer the major killer and the automatic death sentence it used to be - but don't lose sight of the fact that in the US an average os 112 women die from breast cancer every day. That's one every 15 minutes. I agree that awareness needs to be raised about other diseases, including other cancers, and while I hate 'competitive illness' I can see why there is resentment about an imbalance in awareness raising and fund raising. There are other cancer awareness months, ribbons etc; but no cancer campaign has had the sheer hard work put into it that breast cancer awareness has. Anyone can start an awareness campaign for any illness - but if they want it to be as successful as the breast cancer campaigning, they'll have to be prepared to be as dedicated and work as hard.
The Breast Cancer Screening Mistake Millions Makeâ€¦ Posted By Dr. Mercola | October 15 2010 | 18,197 views A Close to ZERO Percent Benefit â€¦ In the latest study, researchers analyzed data from over 40,000 Norwegian women with breast cancer and found that those who had mammograms and were treated by special breast cancer medical teams had a 10 percent lower breast cancer death rate than women who had neither. However, they also found that women over the age of 70 who were treated by the special teams had an 8 percent lower death risk from breast cancer, even though they had not received mammograms. What this suggests, and what Dr. H. Gilbert Welch wrote in an accompanying editorial, is that mammograms may have only reduced the cancer death rate by 2 percent -- an amount so small it may as well be zero. So the fact remains that there is no solid evidence that mammograms save lives. Past research has also demonstrated that adding an annual mammogram to a careful physical examination of the breasts does not improve breast cancer survival rates over getting the examination alone. Now, if mammograms were completely safe and capable of reducing your cancer death risk even a small amount, you might be able to make an argument for their use. But mammograms are not only ineffective â€¦ they're unsafe as well
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