Everyone loves pigs, especially piglets. They’re just so cute, cuddly and happy! Alas, breast cancer is not cute, cuddly or happy, and there’s a lot of it out there. Graphique de France’s “In the Pink” online stationery and gift boutique has a number of products that benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, including these super-adorable, Mini Purse Notes ($3.95) that are just 3″ wide x 4″ high, featuring an adorable, white piglet with fuzzy pink ears on the front (accented with a bit of girly, sparkly, glitter). A magnetic closure keeps the pages clean and easily accessible. Each page features the “cover girl” piglet, along with her saying, such as “Girls Just Want To Hav Fun,” or ‘Do Something Silly”. These little notebooks will delight everyone from 5 to 80. Great for on the go moms, students, and of course, busy women of all types. There are also calendars, journals, calendars, and boxed notes, all of which will help Graphique de France contribute a minimum of $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The purse notes are the perfect pick-me-up for yourself or a friend, and they’ll make great stocking stuffers, when the holidays come around.
Breast Cancer Facts: according to Web MD Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, after skin cancer. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. It is also the leading cause of cancer death among women ages 35 to 54.
Approximately 1 in almost every 8 women (13.4%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. While this sounds frightening, research shows that the mortality rate could decrease by 30% if all women age 50 and older who need a mammogram had one.
The majority of breast cancer cases occur when there is no direct family history of the disease, and the risk for developing breast cancer increases as a woman ages.
Here are some of the Symptoms of Breast Cancer (if you have any of these, please: go see a doctor, immediately. Ignorance is not bliss, and inaction could cost you your life)!
The symptoms of breast cancer include:
Lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle.
A mass or lump, which may feel as small as a pea.
A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast.
A blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple.
A change in the feel or appearance of the skin on the breast or nipple (dimpled, puckered, scaly, or inflamed).
Redness of the skin on the breast or nipple.
A change in shape or position of the nipple
An area that is distinctly different from any other area on either breast.
A marble-like hardened area under the skin.