October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). BCAM is a yearly campaign that brings focus to the importance of regular testing, screening, and education about the disease in hopes to raise funds for the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment research.
NBCAM began in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and Imperial Chemical Industries pharmaceutical division. While the goal from the start of this campaign was to promote mammography and letting people know about the disease, the pink ribbon most associated with showing your support was not established until 1993. However, in 1991, pink ribbons were handed out by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to their New York City race participants.
Breast Cancer is also a broad term, as there are 5 major types of Breast Cancer. They are Ductal Carcinoma in Situ, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, and Metastatic Breast Cancer. There are other forms of the disease as well, including Breast Cancer during Pregnancy, Medullary Carcinoma, Tubular Carcinoma, and Mucinous Carcinoma.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., you should give yourself a self-exam once a month, looking for any changes in tissue, a palpable lump, or dimpling. If you discover any changes, it is important to see a physician.
The NBCF also suggests that a yearly physical, with a clinical breast and pelvic exam, should be done.
Statistics released by Breastcancer.org in 2020 concluded that about 1 in 8 women in the United States (roughly 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
There are an estimated 276,480 new cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in 2018 in women in the US, while approximately 2,550 men will be diagnosed as well.
Although death rates have been decreasing since 1989, about 42,170 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2020 from breast cancer.
People who survive breast cancer will have lasting effects from the treatments. Some of those include early menopause, infertility, depression or emotional distress, fatigue, or intimacy issues.
All through October, there are races, benefits, and merchandise released to help fight for the cure. Show your support with our Pink Breast Cancer Awareness products.
Some of these products include:
These Awareness Loops are designed to hang proudly on your building, window, house or school to spread awareness for your special cause. Manufactured of durable outdoor nylon fabric.
Our awareness loops come in three sizes and the nylon is covered with a sealant that makes it weatherproof. Includes several yards of industrial thick coated wire on the back for hanging.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons are available in 3 ½” size, 100 ribbons per bag. The ribbons include a clutch pin in the back. If you would like to add a name, date, or any other information to your ribbon we do offer custom text printing.
Print a 100 yard (300 feet) satin ribbon roll, 4 inches wide, full color with any text or logo, repeating for the entire ribbon length.
Each satin bow measures approx. 14" across and is full and gorgeous. The ribbon is 2" wide and each bow is created with approximately 30 yards of ribbon.
We recommend these with our 4 inch wide satin ribbon or wider. The bow comes fully assembled, ready to use.
Make your PINK event complete with these ribbon cutting scissors. These awesome pink painted handle scissors are two feet in length and are guaranteed to cut any of our satin ribbon or breast cancer awareness ribbon.
To learn more or get involved with breast cancer awareness, go to https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/