October is the month when everything seems to turn pink; clothes, cars, ribbons, and even food! All of this is done to show support for those who are battling, have battled, or have lost the battle to breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness month is about showing these strong women and their families that there are people who stand behind them, while making others aware of the need for regular screenings to detect if cancer may be present. Here are some quotes about breast cancer and those it has affected.
“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” –Ann Jillian
“Once I overcame breast cancer, I wasn’t afraid of anything anymore”. – Melissa Etheridge
“Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.” – Debbie Wasserman Schultz
“The only person who can save you is you: That was going to be the thing that informed me the rest of my life.” – Sheryl Crow
“One important thing to know is you’re still the same person during it. You’re stripped down to near zero. But it seems that most people come out at the other end feeling more like themselves than ever before. I’m more eager than ever to do what I did. I want to do everything.” – Kylie Minogue
“Breast cancer changes you, and the change can be beautiful.” – Jane Cook
“The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again, or whether you die, the important thing is that the days you will have had you will have lived.” – Gilda Radner