Since 1985, October has been considered the month of breast cancer awareness, and a pink ribbon has become the symbol of life, beauty and health – everything that is against breast cancer. Geniusbeauty.com could not fail to draw attention to this problem because nowadays thousands of women show by their own experience that breast cancer can be treated, and it can be treated successfully.
Breast Cancer Stats
The statistics is disappointing: breast cancer is one of the leading types of cancers found in women, and more than one million cases of breast cancer are registered in the world annually.
Women around the world cope with the disease and lead a difficult struggle alone with their families and the closest people, but the celebrities have to deal with constant attention of the media, which do not always behave correctly in relation to the problems of public people.
It is surprising, what dignity is demonstrated by many famous women: actresses, TV stars, writers and politicians, when they overcome this illness, thus becoming a real inspiration for thousands of women around the world.
In 2005, the music industry was shocked by the news that Kylie Minogue had been diagnosed with breast cancer. In order to undergo a surgery to remove the tumor, the actress had to cancel her world tour. The fans tried to support their favorite singer, and many of them sent the money received as the return of the ticket price to the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation. During the first day after the announcement, the foundation collected more than six thousand dollars.
The singer recovered after a long period of rehabilitation and continued her career in show business.
In 2003, Anastacia was diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage. The singer reacted to the diagnosis firmly, demonstrating that she was not going to give up. In order to support other women, Anastacia even allowed reporters to shoot her during therapy. The disease did not affect her career: in 2003, the star recorded her third album, Anastacia, which was certified platinum.
At the age of 44 years, Cheryl Crow was also diagnosed with cancer. She admitted that she would have failed to cope with the disease, but for the support of her family and friends. After the course of radiation therapy, Cheryl began performing again.
Christina Applegate learned that she had an early stage of breast cancer in 2008. Her mother had suffered from the same illness, however, the news shocked the actress, and she decided to take drastic measures: the removal of both breasts in order to prevent recurrence.
Fortunately, the actress is healthy now, and her breast has been restored. Her experience in dealing with the terrible disease inspired her to create a charity organization called Right Action, which is aimed at helping women with cancer.
Ann Romney, a potential first lady of the United States, faced the disease in 2009. She openly shares the fact that the most important thing is to diagnose the disease in time. In that case, one will have all the chances for a complete recovery.
The star of “Sex and the City” Cynthia Nixon hesitated for a long time before telling the world about her illness, discovered in 2006. Early diagnosis of the disease and family support helped Nixon treat cancer: after a successful surgery and radiation therapy, well-known Miranda continued to please the fans of the popular TV show.
We hope that in October many women will be forced to open their eyes to the long-standing problem and look at it differently: one should not pretend that breast cancer does not exist – we must treat it with courage and conduct an examination, with our head held high and a pink ribbon on the chest!