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Once again, Schneps Media is proud to go pink
in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
— and without question, this year’s commemoration
is unlike any other.
The COVID-19 pandemic seems to overshadow
just about everything in our world these days. Here
in the United States this year, it has killed more than
200,000 of our fellow Americans and sickened millions
more, including our commander in chief.
While we battle this new public health threat
in our midst, the sad reality is that we’ve been in a
fight with breast cancer for decades now. This deadly
disease has impacted millions of American lives, but
we have the ability within all of us to stay ahead of
it, and knock it out early, by knowing the facts.
Nearly one in eight women in the United States
will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime, according
to the American Cancer Society. Breast cancer is also
the second-leading cause of death among women,
behind only lung cancer.
Yet there remains plenty of hope in surviving
breast cancer thanks to advances in modern medicine
and technology which have both led to earlier
detection of the disease and countless lives saved.
As you read this, there are currently 3.5 million
breast cancer survivors living in the United States,
the American Cancer Society noted. This includes
women who are currently battling the illness and
those who have overcome it completely.
In the pages of this issue, we offer you important
information about breast cancer, how local medical
professionals are helping survivors beat the illness,
and steps you can take to protect yourself and those
whom you care about.
We hope this issue, like our “pink papers” of years
past, inspires you to pay closer attention to your
health and provides some assurance that not all
hope is lost with a doctor’s diagnosis.
With greater awareness toward breast
cancer, we can better understand our risk
factors and seek out medical professionals
and tests. Early detection
gives all a greater
chance at overcoming
cancer and living
how to beat
we can win the
Stay proud. Stay
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