As a woman-owned business, Instant One Media cares about the awareness of breast cancer. Breast cancer is a leading cause of death for American women. It is estimated that one in every eight women, about 12%, will have invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. That percentage translates to an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in one year.
Breast cancer affects men, also, although on a lower percentage of risk. The estimate is that about 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer among the male population in the US will be diagnosed in one year, a risk of about 1 in 1,000.
The Fight Against Breast Cancer
There is now a concerted effort to fight breast cancer in the United States and beyond. Businesses and private organizations, as well as individual efforts, have been contributing to the concerted effort to eradicate this scourge. The hope is to make breast cancer eradicated in the coming years. Instant One Media, a woman-owned business, takes pride in providing full support to this fight. Instant One Media fully supports the following ways of fighting breast cancer:
- Volunteer – There are many programs sponsored by the American Cancer Society and other private organizations that aim to beat cancer. Cancer survivors are at the forefront among the volunteer forces that aim to develop the people’s awareness about the disease. There are different volunteer programs that aim to provide education and emotional support to breast cancer victims and their families.
- Contribute to research programs – Breast cancer patients and their families can take part in research studies that aim to improve knowledge about breast cancer. Sharing information about lifestyle and health status can give scientists the needed data to fight this disease on a worldwide level.
- Participate in efforts to fight breast cancer – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, and other walks-for-cause fund raising efforts are intended raise money to fund research programs and other services that aim to mitigate the effects of breast cancer or improve the lives of those who are affected by the disease. There are hundreds of walks each year to raise money and awareness about breast cancer and to honor those who survived it.
Every citizen can contribute something in the fight against breast cancer. A person can start contributing to the cause by taking care of oneself. By staying healthy and living a physically active life, a person is taking the first step against the fight.