So October is here, and time again to generate awareness about breast cancer. Not that we don't do it during other months, we very well do. But during October, due to extensive media coverage on breast cancer, people are generally more receptive to information on breast cancer.
If you see statistics for India, the figures speak for themselves. Roughly, 1,15,000 women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in India in 2008 and there were some 53000 reported deaths. And believe me, all this is underreported. There are more cases of breast cancer than this. It is time we take steps to make people aware, encourage breast awareness and stress on early detection.
We also have a Facebook page, at facebook.com/icanfightit
On this page, we intend to put up a new cover page every two days, with some message on early detection on breast cancer. We wish that the message reaches more and more people, and more and more people become aware of this disease. Do see those cover pages. If you like them, feel free to share them.
And lastly, the forum is growing beautifully, all thanks to all you active members here. There are times, when I am not around, and I see that new questions are beautifully answered by all of you and the purpose is served. Please do keep it up, as it is only with your help, that we can go a long way forward. All you members are the life of this forum. From the bottom of my heart, I want to heartily thank each and every one of you.