This month is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for finding a cure.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women - it took up 27% of the female cancer diagnoses in 2007. In 2007, 12 567 Australian women were diagnosed with breast cancer. Almost 3000 of them died.
It is expected that in 2015 over 15 000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
1 in 9 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before they turn 85.
- Dimpled breasts
- Lumps in the chest area
- Redness and swelling
- Large underarm lumps
- https://www.thebreastcancersite.com/store/category.do? - an online store that sells lots of gifts and clothing, with all proceeds going towards the National Breast Cancer Fund.
- http://www.nbcf.org.au/ - the official National Breast Cancer Foundation site. Worth a look, with the latest Research For A Cure news and a donation section amongst other pages.
- http://canceraustralia.nbocc.org.au/ - another great site for cancer facts and statistics.
- http://www.breastcancer.org/ - all breast cancer related questions answered on this site, alongside hundreds of facts. Definitely worth a browse.