Raising awareness of Breast Cancer
Survivor Apparel, LLC, in partnership with McDonald’s at 11279 Lebanon Rd, Mt Juliet, TN will further Breast Cancer Awareness this Saturday Oct. 22, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. McDonald’s manager, Leonardo Figueroa expresses his passion for spreading cancer awareness. At ten years young, Figueroa lost his then forty-seven year old father to Pancreatic cancer. Figueroa’s friends and family, along with many employee members and their friends and family of this location have been impacted by breast cancer.
Survivor Apparel (www.survivorapparel.com) is as an online motivational clothing company based in Mt.Juliet, Tennessee. Survivor Apparel seeks to uplift those experiencing life adversities. Survivor Apparel is born on this recognition that we are all stronger than we realize and that no matter what life throws at us (a.k.a. “oppositions”) we are stronger together.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so please come join us and show your support, while enjoying a delicious McDonald’s meal. Breast Cancer apparel, from Survivor Apparel, LLC will be available for purchase. Although Survivor Apparel, LLC is officially a “for profit” business, a large portion of sales go to help individuals and communities in need.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) webpage, cancer.org, Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancerous) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too. However, breast cancer is about 100 times less common among men than among women. The ACS estimates there will be a total of 249,260 cases of breast cancer in 2016. 40,890 will be fatal.
Staying at a healthy weight, being physically active, and limiting how much alcohol you drink can help reduce your risk of breast cancer. Regular screening can often find breast cancer early when treatments are more likely to be successful. The main risk factors for breast cancer are things you cannot change: being a woman, getting older, and having certain gene changes. These make your risk of breast cancer higher. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not mean that you are sure to get the disease.
The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances that treatment will work. Breast cancers that are found because they can be felt tend to be larger and are more likely to have already spread outside the breast. But screening exams can often find breast cancers when they are small and still confined to the breast. The size of a breast cancer and how far it has spread are some of the most important factors in predicting the outlook (prognosis) of a woman with this disease.
Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year. Many more lives probably could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your cancer care team will discuss treatment options with you. It’s important that you take time to think about your choices. You will want to weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects. Most women with breast cancer will have some type of surgery to remove the tumor. Depending on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you may need other types of treatment as well, either before or after surgery, or sometimes both. Surgery is less likely to be a main part of the treatment for more advanced breast cancers.