When breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, however, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.
"There have been several cases of breast cancer in men though, it was not as pronounced as that of women".
That being said, early detection as a way of prevention is better than cure: this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, love your breasts and get a 3D mammogram now. "We want women to be diagnosed with breast cancer at an early, treatable and curable breast cancer". One in eight women develops breast cancer and most women who get the disease have no family history. Knox said the vehicle represents her belief that no one fights breast cancer alone.
"We know that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women", he said.
This is not the only Breast Cancer Awareness related race to take place in the area this month as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will return to Athens for the second year October 23. Pilots and flight attendants may also wear custom pins displaying the breast cancer awareness pink ribbon. "It's for our mothers, daughters, sisters and spouses that we are doing this", said Uresti.
"Having both parents who died from cancer, so cancer is a personal issue for me".
Who's to say firefighters can't look pretty in pink?
It was decided, Desilets said, to wear the pink shirts throughout the entirety of their 24-hour shift the first workday of the month.
"She was the matriarch of the family", Kokes said.
All proceeds from the event will provide out-of-town patients with pre-paid gas cards to help them with the cost of traveling to town for appointments. In addition to the walk, any employee donations made to the American Cancer Society during the month of October will be matched by the company.