Even though breast cancer awareness month has come to an end, don’t forget to keep fighting for the cause. Last year over 200,000 cases of the disease had been diagnosed and statistics show that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime. I’m sure all of us know women – friends or family members -who have had to endure the disease at some point in their life.
The Little Bra Company would like to mention a few strong women in the public eye who have opened up about their personal experience with breast cancer.
A few weeks ago E! News host Giuliana Rancic announced that she has breast cancer. During her third in vitro fertilization attempt, Giuliana was informed of the cancer via mammogram. She has undergone removal of several lymph nodes and a double lumpectomy. If the cancer spreads Giuliana will undergo radiation therapy. The Little Bra Company is rooting for you Giuliana!
Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Thanks to early detection, the singer underwent a minimally invasive surgery and several weeks of radiation therapy. Sheryl is now breast cancer free and focuses on spreading the message of early detection.
Elizabeth Edwards had noticed a lump in her breast during her husband, John Edwards’, vice presidential campaign and was diagnosed with breast cancer just hours after the election had been conceded. Elizabeth battled the disease on and off until she passed away in December 2010. Women remember Elizabeth as a strong woman, fighter, and breast cancer awareness advocate.
Giuliana Rancic, Sheryl Crow, and Elizabeth Edwards are just a few of the millions of women who have had to fight breast cancer. If you know anyone who’s life have been threatened by breast cancer feel free to mention their names in this post so we can all honor their strength and integrity.