Early Detection Is The Best Defence! #PGBestDefense

This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and P&G However, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Hey All!

I just wanted to take a moment from the Halloween Guide to share something very important. I don’t know how many of you have been affected by breast cancer either personally, or have friends or family members who have been affected. I know I have and so has my mother. She’s lost many friends to breast cancer. You never think it can happen to you if you have no family history. Sadly this not the case. Anything is possible.

As a Latina, I know it’s important that Latina women know the importance of early detection to prevent breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and as reported in the New York Daily News this week, Breast Cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinas. I know this is not widely known, but it’s a shocking statistic that Latina’s need to know. One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Yes one in eight! That is equivalent to an inner circle of girlfriends or the women in an extended family.

It’s shocking and scary to think about when you hear these statistic. You could have a girls night out with eight of your girl friends and one will get breast cancer. It’s that personal! I had a scare recently in which I found a lump in my breast. I immediately ran to the doctor and got a mammogram. It turned out to just be a cyst, but you can never be too careful when you find any lump in you should always check your breasts and get your mammograms. The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides free mammograms for women in need as part of their mission. You can see if they have a partner hospital in your area at: http://breastcan.cr/Jb2IZ8. If there is not a hospital in your area, check with your local hospital. They may have a program in place that can get you the mammogram you need.

Early detection saves lives. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the higher the survival rate. In fact, when detected during the early (localized) stage – the five year survival rate is 98 percent. While breast cancer rates are lower among non-Caucasian women, death rates are higher among African American and Latina women. In fact, every hour and a half a Latina woman dies of breast cancer in the United States. It’s so sad to know that these deaths could be prevented with early detection. We just need to educate ourselves and our community.

I show my support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and P&G by buying their pink products. I’m sure many of you have seen these Pink products seen below.

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The 2013 P&G Breast Cancer Awareness campaign will help save lives through a $500,000 donation to the NBCF, as well as by educating not only women, but the men in their lives, about the importance of early detection, while also providing the tools by which to create an early detection plan.

For more information on the P&G Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Follow P&G  on Facebook.

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I hope you will support this very important message. I also hope you learn from this information and practice early detection.

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