Panera Pink Ribbon Bagel Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

Desiree Burns
October 10, 2018

The reminder to schedule a breast cancer screening test comes during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Driven by Griffith Business School academic and National Breast Cancer Foundation Qld Ambassador Dr Robyn Cameron, the lighting switch has become a key visual ally in continuing to raise awareness of the disease, which remains responsible for more than 13 per cent of all new cancer cases diagnosed this year.

"We sold pink bandanas and handed out pink ribbons at school to encourage others to show their support and awareness of breast cancer", Reyes said. "We trust that our contributions have a part in helping both expanding awareness, and helping towards early detection".

"I try to reassure them and find something positive in the diagnosis so they are more relaxed about the future", Smith said. She said her mother was a nurse and had a history of breast cancer. "All of the money made goes to breast cancer education and awareness".

According to the American Cancer Society, this year they estimate over 40,000 women will lose their lives to this disease. "The goal is before a mammogram can even detect it", said McBurney.

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Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. I personally have had family members who have suffered with breast cancer.

"Overall, patients are experiencing better outcomes as a result of state-of-the-art treatment options and less extensive surgery", she added. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition suggests getting screened and recommends checking with your doctor about when to get screenings.

Reduced intake of alcohol- Alcohol is a strict No-No if you wish to prevent breast cancer. For those women considered at high risk for breast cancer, it's important to learn about early testing, possibly beginning in one's 30s.

"I know that the support, care and love of my family and friends got me through this tough time", she said.

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