Total Beauty-Total Cure: KENZO Giveaway

In an effort to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness, we have a special KENZO giveaway here at Makeup Bag!

FIVE lucky Makeup Bag readers will walk away with this KenzoAmour gift set, including:

  • KENZOAMOUR Eau de Parfum 100ml
  • KENZOAMOUR Deluxe Miniature 5ml
  • KENZOAMOUR Shower Honey 100ml
  • KENZO Graphic Gift Box

KenzoAmour is our FAVORITE Kenzo fragrance, as we’ve told you here and here, and we’re so happy that KENZO has partnered with us for this very important cause.

For every comment left on this post, Makeup Bag will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and enter your name into the drawing for one of FIVE KENZOAMOUR GIFT SETS!!

Come out of the woodwork, lurkers! Just say “hi” and support our efforts to raise money for Breast Cancer research.

Please enter as many times as you’d like and help support this very important cause. All entries must be received by noon, October 17th. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

Also, check out the other daily giveaways in the Total Beauty Blog Community and the Total Beauty-Total Cure MySpace and Facebook pages.

Comments

  • I think this is totally cool what you’re doing and it definitely caught my attention!! Good luck!!!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Great cause and contest!

    Angela (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • What a wonderful cause and idea.
    Thanks.

    Emily (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I *LOVE* Kenzo…and it is so great you are donating to BC research! Thanks!!

    10.15.08
  • Thats great!

    Crystal (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • My wife will love this. Everything is turning pink at my house.

    10.15.08
  • Me me me! And give a buck for me to Breast Cancer Research! Woot woot!

    10.15.08
  • Hi! Thanks for supporting breast cancer research!

    10.15.08
  • OMG!
    that is so nice of them!
    and di that say leave as many comments as you want!!
    this is amazing!!

    THANKS!!

    Elizabeth Lee (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • oh and!
    i did the breast cancer walk!!
    wooo!

    Elizabeth Lee (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Wow, so beautiful (the set as well as the idea behind this giveaway) !

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Ok people, let’s raise some money!!!

    Marta (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The box of this set is just AWESOME !!!

    10.15.08
  • One of my comments has been erased :???:

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Nevermind, it is back. Sorry!!!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • let’s kick some cancer butt!!!

    10.15.08
  • Love the blog and hope I win.

    Suzanne (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Wonderful idea–another dollar, another step closer.

    Sara (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Great idea and I am sure it will be appreciated!

    Keri (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Wonderful cause

    raha (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I could sit here and comment all day :D

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The bottle design is so freaking cool … I LOVE it!!!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Hats off to you makeup bag! Just saw last year’s 7 reds in 7 days and loved it! Longtime reader, firstime post :]. M.

    Molly (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • lol

    I’m a lurker and I’m coming out to say “Hi!”
    And “Thank you”, of course. This is wonderful what you’re doing! Take Care

    Kat C. (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • This is something that I really would love to try!

    10.15.08
  • hi makeup bag! im loving the site!

    kavita (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Very important fact: Mammography is especially valuable as an early detection tool because it can identify breast cancer at an early stage, usually before physical symptoms develop when the disease is most treatable.
    Thanks for the giveaway

    Regina S (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Oooh I’ve been looking for a new fragrance!

    Tracy (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • first time visitor, love kenzo and I love your blog even more.

    10.15.08
  • I can enter as many times as I would like and I will be raising money? Cool!

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • My grandmother died from breast cancer and I still miss her every day.She has been gone 8 years.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • La la la!!! Hello,I like to leave comments,this is fun!

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I had cervical cancer when I was 18.Luckily we caught it early and I now have a beautiful 2 month old which I thought I would never be able to do.I didnt have to try for long before I was pregnant.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I love makeup even though I never go anywhere to wear makeup. I still wear it sometimes.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I love KENZOAMOUR so much! I also think this is such a great idea – thanks!

    10.15.08
  • I am just going to leave a couple more for now because the baby might wake up in a minute.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I am so afraid of cancer,I hate it.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I should stop commenting but I can’t!!

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Does each comment count as another entry??

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Dang,I am running out of things to say.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Kenzo Amour is a fav!

    Ivanna (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • last one.

    rachel crisman (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I am so glad so many people are getting into the Total Cure cause! My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, so it’s very close to my heart; a heart that warms when I see all these people doing all these great things for Breast Cancer research! =D Keep up the good work!

    Ellen (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I’d like to enter.. and try Kenzoamour. :)

    Rebecca (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • What a great way to help out!

    Marissa (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Hi, Erika!

    Great cause, lovely designs. Can’t wait to try this!

    Love, Soos

    10.15.08
  • Hi, I’m a first time visitor too and what you doing is for a great cause and awareness! I would love to try the perfume!

    – Stacy

    Stacy B. (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Definitely support the idea!

    10.15.08
  • hi:)

    Carla (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • grat idea for donating!

    Carla (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • great*

    Carla (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • and i also lovve KENZO AMOUR!!!

    Carla (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I love that you guys are doing this! Kenzo rocks as well, so awesome!

    Gail (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Lurker coming out of teh woodwork – what a great idea!

    Bisi (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Ok, just checking on how many new comments have appeared so far … Quite a few!!!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I know that someone asked it before, but I didn’t find any answer – does a comment equal an entry? Or do you get just one chance, no matter how many comments you leave?

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I am really in love with that Kenzo bottle, would be so glad to own it! Such a great design!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The whole idea behind the total care is so great! And it is quite cool to see the companies donating products for all the giveaways! It is a great form of advertising and marketing!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Kenzo rocks!!!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Does anyone know the secret how to WIN this stuff ? :D

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Thank you for doing this. =)

    10.15.08
  • Great idea! Love Kenzo Amour.

    yesilikeflowers (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I love Kenzo and if its for this wonderful cause, I love you and them even more!

    Melissa (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • this is fantastic.

    jenni (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I just read through all of the archives at Makeup Bag. I love it. This is the best blog out there for beauty.

    Comments for a cure is such a great campaign. Thanks for participating and encouraging us to participate by doing the giveaway.

    Jaime (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Good stuff

    10.15.08
  • Support!

    10.15.08
  • Great cause

    10.15.08
  • Great cause :) +1

    10.15.08
  • Hello Makeup Bag!!! I love the way that Kenzo Amour smells. Even better cause.

    Melissa (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Delurking!

    Chess (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I would love to own this set !!!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • So edgy … so me !!!

    mahusia (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I actually tested this before and it smells so great. It is such a comfort scent.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • To me this smells like some steamed milk (with rice) and a little bit of plum pudding. So gourmand. I would love to own it.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Some other great scents by Kenzo are: L’eau Par for men (smells like soda) and women (just like water), Flower (powdery carnation), Summer (mimosa- flower, not a drink!). Kenzo is pretty famous in Europe and Asia but not so much in US:(

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Did I mention that Kenzo is one of the few designers that creates magnificent looking bottles for perfume. Check out Flower or Summer!

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • This is a great way to help a wonderful cause. Thanks for this opportunity. My grandparents both died from cancer, and I hope so much that I cure will be found very soon!

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Hi!

    I’ve been a long time reader and long time lurker..

    Just wanted to say I love your blog and am very happy that you are supporting such a great cause.

    :)

    10.15.08
  • What a wonderful idea! Thanks, Erika!

    10.15.08
  • Those bottles are so incredibly cool looking!

    Laney (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Oh, and the packaging… or the back piece? That’s just really amazing looking. I love all the style of the line!

    Laney (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Great idea!!! I too love the packaging:)

    Cadey (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Yay! This IS a great idea!

    Carrie (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Here is my comment! :o) Thanks for doing the fundraiser!

    Stephanie (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Awesome contest!

    10.15.08
  • It’s wonderful of you to donate the money AND run a contest!

    Abbey (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Also, I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Kenzo perfumes, I’d love to try one out! Whoever wins is very lucky.

    Abbey (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Great blog and great contest :)

    Christina (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Wow, this is a cool advocacy against breast cancer. Great prizes, too!

    Apple (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I’ve never used Kenzo before. I hope this is the first. :)

    Apple (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Hi! :)

    Deanna (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I hope I win!

    Deanna (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Really cool giveaway ;)

    Deanna (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • thank you so much for doing this! i hope more bloggers will take your lead, every little bit helps when it comes to fighting breast cancer. and the contest makes the the whole idea even sweeter :)

    emilie p. (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Oh, the packaging is super adorable – as well as the bottle itself.

    Abbey (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I want to win! And to help earn some cash for the cause!

    Mary Jenkins (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Breast Cancer has affected my family. It is all too commmon a thing!

    Mary Jenkins (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I am so thrilled that beauty bloggers and cosmetics companies have gotten together to fight the good fight against breast cancer!

    Mary Jenkins (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Those Kenzo perfume bottles are gorgeous. What great design!

    Mary Jenkins (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • What an amazing contribution your site is making! It makes me proud to be a reader :)

    Adina (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Great cause, I love your blog!

    10.15.08
  • Here are some BC facts:
    Studies show that early detection, when followed by appropriate treatment, saves lives and increases treatment options. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent among individuals whose cancer has not spread beyond the breast at the time of diagnosis.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Breast cancer ranks second among cancer deaths in women (after lung cancer).
    Honestly, I expected Breast cancer to be number one

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • An estimated 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States during 2008.
    It would be interesting to see how the numbers are similar/different in other geographic regions.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • About 1,990 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Breast self-exam is an option for women starting in their 20s.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Love that you are doing so much to bring awareness to this cause!

    Gillian B (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • HI!!

    Carrie (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • This is such a great fragrance! Thank you!

    Carrie (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • what a great cause and idea.

    Rachel H. (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • the bottle design is so awesome. i’d love to put it out on display.

    beauty for my room!

    Rachel H. (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Another buck for research! :D

    Carrie (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I guess I might as well enter another comment or two – free bucks for a good cause!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Dollar Days

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I can’t be beat for dollars donated!!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I’m glad a dollar is being donated for every comment or I really would feel like a tool for commenting over and over…

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Okay, so we’re up to $6 with this comment…

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Never heard of Kenzo before, but this would be the best way to be introduced! Free and at the same time donating to a good cause! I LOVE IT!!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • So I just noticed, apparently you’re on the West Coast – so I guess that means I get to enter until 3p here (since its showing up as 530a now and its really 830a here) – or do I still have a noon cutoff? Hmm – perplexing…

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I love October – I really do – This is so much better, funner, easier, and more rewarding (ultimately) than that whole August Allure fiasco (I’m sure there were plenty of you at your comps at the hour, on the hour, from noon to 5p watching the milliseconds tick by). I am so addicted to all these blogs, sucked in by the contests and now I’m learning so much and finding out about all these products and things! Can’t wait to find my inner-sexy-fashion/makeup-diva!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Okay – last one for now – I’ll be back a bit later but really should get some work done. Good luck all and good job on raising money and awareness!!!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Oh, what the hell, might as well make it an even number of entries. Last one for now…no, seriously, I’m serious this time…

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Studies show that early detection, when followed by appropriate treatment, saves lives and increases treatment options. The five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent among individuals whose cancer has not spread beyond the breast at the time of diagnosis.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • A clinical breast exam should be part of a periodic health exam, about every three years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women age 40 and older.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care providers. Breast self-exam is an option for women starting in their 20s.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is

    The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.
    The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.
    The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women. 1

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • For men, signs of breast cancer and treatment are almost the same as for women.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Different people have different warning signs for breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A person may find out they have breast cancer after a routine mammogram.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The Myth
    Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer.

    The Truth
    If you discover a persistent lump in your breast or any changes in breast tissue, it is very important that you see a physician immediately. However, 8 out of 10 breast lumps are benign, or not cancerous. Sometimes women stay away from medical care because they fear what they might find. Take charge of your health by performing routine breast self-exams, establishing ongoing communication with your doctor, and scheduling regular mammograms.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The Myth
    A mammogram can cause breast cancer to spread.

    The Truth
    A mammogram, or X-ray of the breast, is one of the best tools available for the early detection of breast cancer. It CANNOT cause cancer to spread, nor can the pressure put on the breast from the mammogram. Do not let tales of other people’s experiences keep you from having a mammogram. Base your decision on your physician’s recommendation and be sure to discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The Myth
    Men do not get breast cancer.

    The Truth
    Quite the contrary. Each year it is estimated that approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die. While this percentage is still small, men should also give themselves regular breast self-exams and note any changes to their physicians.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The Myth
    Having a family history of breast cancer means you will get it.

    The Truth
    While women who have a family history of breast cancer are in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have no family history. If you have a mother, daughter, sister, or grandmother who had breast cancer, you should have a mammogram five years before the age of their diagnosis, or starting at age 35.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The Myth
    Breast cancer is contagious.

    The Truth
    You cannot catch breast cancer or transfer it to someone else’s body. Breast cancer is the result of uncontrolled cell growth in your own body.However, you can protect yourself by being aware of the risk factors and following an early detection plan.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • The Myth
    Knowing you have changes in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene can help you prevent breast cancer.

    The Truth
    While alterations in these genes in men and women can predispose an individual to an increased risk of breast cancer, only 5% to 10% of patients actually have this mutation. This is not an absolute correlation. Like your age or having a family history of breast cancer, it’s a factor you just can’t control. But you can let your physician know, perform regular breast self-exams, and focus on the fact your chances of not having this disease are greater than 90%.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Types of Breast Cancer:

    Ductal Carcinoma In-Situ (DCIS)
    DCIS is a type of early breast cancer confined to the inside of the ductal system.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
    IDC is the most common type of breast cancer representing 78% of all malignancies. These lesions appear as stellate (star like) or well-circumscribed (rounded) areas on mammograms. The stellate lesions generally have a poorer prognosis.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Medullary Carcinoma
    Medullary carcinoma accounts for 15% of all breast cancer types. It most frequently occurs in women in their late 40s and 50s, presenting with cells that resemble the medulla (gray matter) of the brain.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
    Infiltrating lobular carcinoma is a type of breast cancer that usually appears as a subtle thickening in the upper-outer quadrant of the breast. This breast cancer type represents 5% of all diagnosis. Often positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors, these tumors respond well to hormone therapy.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Tubular Carcinoma
    Making up about 2% of all breast cancer diagnosis, tubular carcinoma cells have a distinctive tubular structure when viewed under a microscope. Typically this type of breast cancer is found in women aged 50 and above. It has an excellent 10-year survival rate of 95%.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Mucinous Carcinoma (Colloid)
    Mucinous carcinoma represents approximately 1% to 2% of all breast carcinoma. This type of breast cancer’s main differentiating features are mucus production and cells that are poorly defined. It also has a favorable prognosis in most cases.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
    Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive type of breast cancer that causes the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast to become blocked. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed”. IBC accounts for 1% to 5% of all breast cancer cases in the United States.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Found all that info (and more) on http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • You can learn about Breast Cancer, the risk factors, detection, etc. etc., as well as learn about ways to help make a difference and even different events and promotions going on during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I think it’s a great and informative site and I hope you all check it out.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • and “that’s all she wrote…” (for now anyway haha).

    XOXOXO
    R

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Seriously – after reading all the reviews and stuff I am panicking that I won’t win one of these sets! I want one!! It sounds absolutely wonderful, what with the vanilla and cherry and rice undertones….YUM! If you guys are right about this, it is DEFINITELY one perfume I MUST HAVE!! Gimme gimme gimme!!! lol

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Okay – since I have a thing for even numbers – gonna bring it to an even $150 and that’s apparently $150 tow BCRF! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer in which the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflammatory” because the breast often looks swollen and red, or “inflamed.” IBC accounts for 1 to 5 percent of all breast cancer cases in the United States

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2008:

    New cases: 182,460 (female); 1,990 (male)

    Deaths: 40,480 (female); 450 (male)

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Definition of breast cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Seventy-one percent of black women diagnosed with breast cancer experience a five-year survival rate, while eighty-six percent of white women experience five-year survival.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Estrogen replacement therapy for over 5 years slightly increases breast cancer risk; however the increased risk appears to disappear 5-10 years after discontinuing the use of estrogen replacement therapy.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • I hope we will find a cure against cancer soon! Meanwhile, let’s learn as much as we can what we are fighting against! Thank you for this giveaway!

    faith24 (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Well, apparently it’s up to Faith and I to raise money and awareness (I’m going to assume she isn’t just being catty and competitive…lol) and that she feels it’s our RESPONSIBILITY to raise as much (of someone else’s) money for such a great cause!!

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • So, here we go:

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • An estimated 182,800 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2000.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Approximately 1400 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2000 and 400 of those men will die.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • More than 1.7 million women who have had breast cancer are still alive in the United States.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

    Rochelle K (Reply)
    10.15.08
  • Seventy-one percent of black women diagnosed with breast cancer experience a five-year survival rate, while eighty-six percent of white women experience five-year survival.

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  • The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman’s mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present.

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  • Oh crap – I went over 170 grrrr – guess that means it needs to be 180 (200 would be better people!!!!)

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  • Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

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  • Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.

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  • Over eighty percent of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign such as fibrocystic breast disease.

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  • Ninety-six percent of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years.

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  • Oral contraceptives may cause a slight increase in breast cancer risk; however 10 years after discontinuing use of oral contraceptives the risk is the same as for women who never used the pill.

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  • Estrogen replacement therapy for over 5 years slightly increases breast cancer risk; however the increased risk appears to disappear 5-10 years after discontinuing the use of estrogen replacement therapy.

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  • You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.

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  • $180!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last, but not least, thank you to everyone who personally contributes this month (and that means out of your OWN pocket!! lol) which you can do on various websites and blogs, both as part of simple donations and as contests. We can all make a difference in this (and every other cause) by just taking a moment and giving a little something – whatever it may be – whether it be $100, $20, $1, or even just a moment of our time to make a comment on a blog. Good luck everyone and I wish you all the best.

    XOXOXO

    Rochelle

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