Cancer starts from abnormal cells growing out of control and invading other tissues. Research shows that the chance that a woman will have invasive breast cancer is less than 1 in 8 and the chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36.
Team Shakti, comprising of eight immensely creative and highly motivated women, organized 'Shakti 2012' to celebrate womanhood and encourage hidden talents and strength among participants by providing them with opportunities and a suitable platform.
Hoping to raise awareness about breast cancer, groups of students from around the country began wearing bracelets that say "I Love Boobies", similar to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong bracelets that benefit cancer research. Then the schools got involved.
Want to quit smoking? There's a moral support system available today, in the form of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) annual Great American Smokeout, held every year on the third Thursday of November.
"In a stark departure from past practice, the American Cancer Society plans to devote its entire $15 million advertising budget this year not to smoking cessation or colorectal screening but to the consequences of inadequate health coverage."