1 in 8. That number is scary to me. Actually, that number is alarming to me. And that number is a reality to me. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to The American Cancer Society. My high school boyfriend’s mom was the first person I knew to be diagnosed with breast cancer, 2 types of breast cancer at one time. Shortly after I graduated from college, I got the call from my mom telling me that she had been diagnosed. A few years ago, my sister in law was diagnosed- and there have been dozens of other women, friends, co-workers, and clients who I have since learned have been diagnosed with this disease.
Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. (Centers For Disease Control and Prevention)
I am happy to report that my mom, sister in law, and all of the women in my life who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are doing fabulous, thanks to advances in medical research and the support of such organizations like the American Cancer Society and Susan G Komen, For the Cure.
To celebrate breast cancer awareness month and breast cancer survivors, during October Andi Diamond Photography is offering complimentary studio mini sessions and a $250 print credit to women who are currently going through breast cancer treatment and their families. If you are a women currently battling breast cancer, and want to celebrate your strength and beauty, please call the studio today at 813-503-5056 to schedule your session as our gift. We want to celebrate you. If you know of a women currently undergoing breast cancer treatment and you think custom family portraits might help her smile, please pass this along to her.