Worth fighting for

 

Sunday October 16th was the annual Breast Cancer walk.  Each year friends, family and all those affected by this disease come together to walk for a cause, for a reason and for that I salute you.   When we hear about breast cancer we always hear the bad statistics, but today I’m going to turn it around a bit and look at the positive ones, because there is hope for a cure and one day there will be one, but until then we must continue to fight this deadly disease.   I was so inspired by my friends, I’ve decided to walk next year.

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As the overall cancer death rate has declined, the number of survivors have increased, these trends show progress is being made.

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Currently there are 3 million women living with breast cancer in the United States.

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Since 1989 the number of women who have died from breast cancer has steadily decreased thanks to early detection and treatments.

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In women younger than 50, there has been a decrease of 3.2% per year from 2007 to 2011.

This data is according to the American Cancer Society 2016.

 

 

 

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I am Dr. Martha Higgins, but my friends call me "Doc". I teach physical education to elementary students and have been doing so for the past 15 years.
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