Every year in October, the world seems a little pinker. Breast cancer becomes the center of attention and everyone is just a little more aware of a cancer that touches so many lives. But breast cancer is confined to the month of October. And just because there aren’t pretty pink ribbons everywhere doesn’t mean that there needs to be any less attention given to the devastating disease and the men and women who are facing it right now.
Breast cancer is devastating for a number of reason. One of the primary reasons that it hurts so many is because it is one of the most common forms of cancer. Breast cancer is the 2nd most common form of cancer. It is surpassed only by lung cancer. And even though women are 100 times more likely, both men and women face the same survival rates. The Breast Cancer Society has more breast cancer facts.