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October 1st marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month and to spread the knowledge we want you to know that this is not just a women’s issue, this affects all of us in one way or another. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research for its cause, prevention and cure.

The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. As well as providing a platform for breast cancer awareness, BCAM is also a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for earlier detection. 

We all have mother, aunts, nieces and grandmothers and it’s important to realize that we can all lend a helping hand in some way. With an issue like this to spread awareness it’s always easy to get a celebrity behind the cause but it really hits closer to home when you see a celebrity afflicted with the disease.

It assures us that anyone whether rich or poor, black or white can be called into that doctor’s office and be given that terrible news. So to kick BCAM we would like to honor the women who kicked cancer right in the… Well, you know.

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Emmy-winning actress Cynthia Nixon, best-known for her role in “Sex and the City,” quietly battled breast cancer in 2006 by undergoing a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, and she went public about her recovery two years later. Nixon is now an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

 

 

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In 2008, Emmy-winning actress Christina Applegate went public about having breast cancer and undergoing a double mastectomy. The star of the sitcom “Samantha Who?” was one of the participants in the September 2008 all-star telethon “Stand Up to Cancer.”

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Edie Falco was diagnosed with breast cancer, she kept it almost completely secret; she barely told a soul on the set of the sixth season HBO hit series ‘Sopranos’ where she played mob wife Carmela Soprano. Falco quietly went into treatment and emerged cancer-free and with shorter hair in 2004. 

 

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Diagnosed in 2004, Melissa Etheridge made a statement when she rocked out bald (after chemo) to Janis Joplin at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

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Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts had made a name for herself interviewing A-list athletes, actors, and other newsworthy personalities, but on July 31, 2007, she turned the camera on herself to announce she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. 

“I did a self breast exam and found something that women everywhere fear: I found a lump,” she said in a m