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This list of notable breast cancer patients includes people who made significant contributions to their respective fields and who were diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, as confirmed by public information.
In most jurisdictions, the pink ribbon is considered public domain. However, in Canada, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation claims ownership of the ribbon as an official mark, a special form of trademark reserved for governmental and charitable organizations.
Would it be possible to explicitly indicate when Breast Cancer Awareness Month occurs (that is, is it in April, June, etc.?)? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:48, 6 April 2007 (UTC).
Breast cancer begins in cell, which increases with uncontrolled rate. At the first stage of breast cancer you will never know about the breast cancer symptoms so annual screening mammogram is very important. A mammogram can detect cancer before you feel lump. A very general and classic symptom of breast cancer is lump, it is found in the breast or armpit. Here are some other breast cancer symptoms,
The misuse of marketing campaigns by businesses using the pink ribbon on their products have been described as pinkwashing, a portmanteau of pink ribbon and whitewash, which was coined by Breast Cancer Action. They use the term to highlight companies or products which feature a pink ribbon without donating more than a negligible or token amount of money to a charity or with no transparency regarding where the funds are going.
Some people hardly even know that they are already experiencing the breast cancer symptoms. A breast that itches frequently or feels hot/warm when touched are considered dangerous and rare symptoms of the disease.
Breast cancer symptoms begins in cell, which increases with uncontrolled rate. At the first stage of breast cancer you will never know about the breast cancer symptoms so annual screening mammogram is very important.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Sometimes referred to as National Breast Cancer Industry Month, critics of NBCAM point to a conflict of interest between corporations sponsoring breast cancer awareness while profiting from diagnosis and breast cancer treatment. The breast cancer advocacy organization, Breast Cancer Action, has said repeatedly in newsletters and other information sources that October has become a public relations campaign that avoids discussion of the causes and prevention of breast cancer and instead focuses on "awareness" as a way to encourage women to get their mammograms. The term pinkwashing has been used by Breast Cancer Action to describe the actions of companies which manufacture and use chemicals which show a link with breast cancer and at the same time publicly support charities focused on curing the disease. Other criticisms center on the marketing of "pink products" and tie ins, citing that more money is spent marketing these campaigns than is donated to the cause.
Breast cancer can happen to both men and women. In 2010, it was expected that more than 200,000 women and nearly 2,000 men in the United States would be diagnosed with breast cancer. Ask your healthcare provider about your risk for breast cancer.