The borough of Tinton Falls is doing all it can to make sure people do not forget the dangers of breast cancer this month.
Tinton Falls Mayor Michael Skudera recently read a proclamation dedicating October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and was joined by Councilwoman Nancyanne Fama, Eldra Radzik of the Tinton Falls Police Department, and Mary Willman from the borough recreation department. The proclamation is attached to this article.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. It is estimated that 230,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Additionally an estimated 2,140 men will also be diagnosed with this form of cancer.
“Breast cancer is a devastating disease that affects thousands of women each year," Mayor Skudera said. "It’s important to increase awareness so lives can be saved."
“It’s very important for all women over 20 years old to have breast exams," Councilwoman Fama added. "If breast cancer is found early then the chances of survival greatly improve."
Over the year, death rates have been declining and this change is believed to be the result of earlier detection and improved treatment. To learn more about this disease please visit the National Cancer Institute website at http://www.cancer.gov