Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian brethren out there. This month is a special month. Not only do we get to see the season change from summer to winter (Yes, it is fall) and enjoy the colours of trees the crisp fresh air, and for some people (not me) the coming of winter and snow.
We also get to celebrate the women in our lives, our grandmothers, mom’s, sister’s girlfriends, wives, daughter’s, nieces, aunts, cousins, and female friends. Why? Because it is Breast Cancer Awareness month and all of this month is dedicated to all the brave women out there that are battling this disease.
Every day in Canada 72 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, on average 14 will die every day. But wait it gets worse! You see breast cancer does not only affect women. Oh no. According to the Canadian Cancer Society 230 men are diagnosed and 60 will die from this plague (Canadian Cancer Society).
So, this month I am going to help these stats go down, hopefully really, down.
• Next week we are going to look at how food effects your chance of catching this disease and what you can do to lower your chances,
• The following week we are going to look at how regular exercise can really limit your chances, and
• In the last week of the month we are going to tackle Integration in the Fact and Fiction section, I know it’s a bit off topic but I will make fit.
I really hope this month you guys can take something important away because cancer is one of those things that is near to me as it took one of the important people in my life, she didn’t pass away from breast cancer per se but cancer is cancer and the knowledgeable we are about it the better off we are on fighting it (Know your enemy).
Canadian Cancer Society