Apple, Nike, Kohl’s, Nestle, Jamba Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Apple, Nike, Kohl’s, Nestle, Jamba Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Vikas Vij

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:00pm



About one in eight American women, or nearly 12 percent, will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2014, the U.S. had more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer. About 85 percent of the breast cancer cases occur in women who have no family history of the disease. These are some of the statistics shared by the American Cancer Society for 2014.

Mammography is considered the most effective way for women to protect themselves from breast cancer. If the disease is diagnosed early through mammography, the five-year survival rate is as high as 98 percent. To promote mammography and to increase awareness about the disease, the American Cancer Society celebrates the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) every October.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.