Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Traditionally, students at CHS wear pink on certain days. The sports’ teams have Pink Out Nights. The athletes wear pink clothing, and the audiences are encouraged to wear pink as well.

Teachers who purchased Pink Out t-shirts could wear them with jeans on certain days as a treat.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women.

According to the Mayo Clinic, because of increased research about breast cancer, the death rate is slowly declining and the survival rate is increasing.

“My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 53. She had an in-home nurse treat her until she passed away. My mother plans on getting me tested for breast cancer soon since it runs in my family.” said Alyssa Nelson, CHS senior.

Early detection is key, especially with family history.

The chart above was composed by Dr. Diania Drattai. Image result for breast cancer death rate 2019