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Los Alamos Medical Center PINKS IT OUT For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

on October 18, 2017 - 6:48pm

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Brave. Los Alamos Medical Center staff PINKS IT OUT for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month as they support the fighters, celebrate the survivors and honor those who have lost their lives. Every Tuesday during the month of October, LAMC staff wears pink in honor of the men and women who have or have had breast cancer and to remind everyone that early detection is the best protection. The hospital has also painted its front posts and entrance median pink, hung banners, painted staff hair and nails and is currently reminding others to STOMP OUT BREAST CANCER by making a wall hanging of painted feet. About 1 in 8 women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime and according to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 252,710 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. along with over 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.  Estimates for males in 2017 show that approximately 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed with about 460 deaths occurring from this disease.  Imagine a world with a cure. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost/com