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Pink ribbon - international symbol of breast cancer.

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, after skin cancer, representing 16% of all female cancers. The rate is more than twice that of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer and about three times that of lung cancer. Mortality worldwide is 25% greater than that of lung cancer in women. In 2004, breast cancer caused 519,000 deaths worldwide (7% of cancer deaths; almost 1% of all deaths). The number of cases worldwide has significantly increased since the 1970s, a phenomenon partly attributed to the modern lifestyles.

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iSPoiLeDTiiKa Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I honestly never heard of breast cancer until my grandmother discovered she had/still has it. I have been an active supporter ever since.
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Sorry to hear about your grandmother!

Yeah... we should all be more aware of diseases that kill us. I always tought 'this can't happen to me or my family', but it did...
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iSPoiLeDTiiKa Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you, she just finished chemotherapy and is excited that her hair is growing back. :D
I'm definitely more aware of it, especially since the disease might run in my family. :paranoid:
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I'm glad that she's doing well.

We all should be more aware of it. Looks like that the disease does run in your family. My doctor told me that you have greater chance of getting breast cancer if someone on your mother's side of family had it. That doesn't mean that if someone from your father's side had it that you can't get it. Life and genetics are complicated. So you have to check regularly your breasts. I don't know how old are you, but you should be aware that even young women get it. I was advised to check myself every month, just to be on the sure side.
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iSPoiLeDTiiKa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I had just gotten checked at the end of May and I am only 21 years old but because my chest size is larger than the average female and I want to be sure I am healthy.
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Great.

Uh, my size is also larger than average... and I've been thinking about reducing them to a normal C-cup...
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iSPoiLeDTiiKa Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I've been wanting to get a reduction for years; since my first year of high school, I grew every year for 8 years hating that I started developing as early as 3rd grade. I'm pregnant now so I have to wait for the glorious day I go from an F to a C-cup.
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Congrats on the pregnancy!

Yeah... breast reduction. Been thinking of it. If I go trough insurance, I'll get the shittiest doctors and procedures and medics. But if I want the best... I'd have to pay around 2000 €. And that's a lot! I don't have that kind of money lying around. Not to metnion that I'd have to be home, resting for at least three months, and no lifting anything heavier than 2 pounds for additional 4 months. Yay. Looks like I'm stuck with what I have...
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Inspirational and beautiful. :heart:
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you.
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:hug:
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miapicassa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you- i am A SURVIVOR FOR 1 1/2 YRS. THANKS FOR RECOGNISING OUR CAUSE.
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
You're welcome.

I have a few women in my life that have breast cancer. One is fighting it and is winning. The other one... sadly, it spread over her whole body. The doctors say that it's only a matter of time.

I'm glad that you are a survivor! Keep fighting! And never give up, no matter what happens =)
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miapicassa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
is the survivor on DA? i would love to talk with her.
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
No, she's not. I know that she had to had one breast removed first, a couple of months ago the other, and I think that she will have to have her uterus removed. Thankfully, she already has 3 kids.
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miapicassa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, i only had since discovered last year, one breast, and 7 of 13 positive lymoh nodes.
so far no spread had been detected. but the imagery does not detect anything smaller than 1mm.
so, it is a wait , and wait some more....
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Crap... waiting is one of the hardest things, I think. You can't do anything to prevent it, and you know that.

How old are you? The woman that's surviving is around 45.

Last couple of years were really rough on my family. Two of my dad's uncles were diagnosed with tumor/cancer (one died month and a half ago...:cry: ), one aunt with brain tumor, she died 4 monts ago, dad's cousin with breast cancer, other dad's cousin with thyroid cancer... Really, all we can hear is: this one is sick, this one is sick, too... And this year... I've already been to 3 funerals in the last 6 months, all three of them because of tumor (two brain tumors and one lung cancer). Sometimes I think that soon we all will get sick. (sorry for being such a pessimist, but I really loved my great uncle, and now he's gone...)
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miapicassa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am 56 y/o.
no family.
i rent a room, have no belongings. just a few books and some clothres.
i had it all, but was "taken to the cleanres"
i can tell you that the waiting was bad, but now, i seen to be numb to it. i just dont have anyone that cares, and i am in a lot of pain.
my loved ones are dead.
i am sorry you have had so many losses. i know how long the grief lasts. forever.
a word of advise, get frequest cancer screens for yourself.
and for those dying, it isnt a pretty site, but they need love too.
i am alove.
if you think of them ,the little things, they will feel loved. that really will help.
MIa
well, i have heard the rumor, or whatever, regarding the end of the world this dec 21st 2012. i am too tired to call my friends. they are physicists. i am too a scientist, but too sleepy to read.
talk about impending doom, i reALLY DID NOT NEED TO BE OVERLOADED WITH THIS "APOCOLYPS" THING.
i would like to hear from a physicist. ...
now, everybody is spreading uneducated "hype" and making money off it.
have you heard of this mayan thing?
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Oh... I'm sorry about your loved ones. Having a support system really helps a lot. I know my grandfather (greeat uncle) would be gone way sooner if it weren't for his family.

Do you have a job? You probably have... Stupid question. You are a scientist? What king of scientist? And yes, I heard about the Mayan thing. But I don't really believe that the world will end this year. Don't worry, just Mayan calender ended on the 21st of December this year, not the world.

Do you have friends? That could just be there for you?
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bradleysays Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
This has been featured here. Thank you for your inspirational piece. :heart:
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BlueRavenAngel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thank you :hug:
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