During the past year Giuliana Rancic, E! News anchor, was diagnosed with breast cancer, had a double mastectomy and became a mother. As exhausted as she must be, Giuliana is taking the time to talk about her breast cancer ordeal and promote early detection.
P&G GIVE Hope partnered with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for its “Do It For the Girls! Day of Action” on September 20, with Giuliana Rancic as their spokesperson. Giuliana was busy with interviews all day and then participated in a twitter chat to help gets out the facts about breast cancer. I was lucky to be invited by SheSpeaks to be part of one of the interviews, along with a group of other bloggers.
The most important facts that every women should know about breast cancer are:
- One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
- However, when breast cancer is detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent.
- Early detection saves lives – women need to conduct regular self-breast exams and create an early detection plan.
- You can get breast cancer at almost any age, so don’t wait until you are 40 to begin doing self-exams. Moms should teach and encourage their teenage daughters so that it becomes part of their routine.
Giuliana and panel (P&G employee and survivor Allison Maxwell and NBCF CEO & Founder Janelle Hail) speaking about their breast cancer experiences:
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