Wednesday, October 24, 2007


in the pinkIn the Pink - Healing in Circles series - © Sue O'Kieffe 2007
Source image: Pink hydrangeas


The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2007, 178,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,460 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 2,030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die this year.

If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.

The National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. A complete early detection plan also includes regular clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional. Monthly breast self-exams are suggested in addition.

Click here and here for more information about breast cancer and the issues surrounding it.

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dianeclancy said...

Hi Sue,

Beautiful mandala!! Really great!

Important subject too.

~ Diane Clancy

Teri said...

Sue, this is just gorgeous and a great tribute to breast cancer awareness.

Bobbie said...

A wonderful mandala for a good cause. I love the pinkness and the delicate look.