AN SSBBWs WORLD
Information and rants about living in the real world as an SSBBW
As SSBBWs, we live in a world built for smaller people. Each day we face challenges to fit in, or even to just fit. While education and information are powerful tools, our best resource is each other. Let us know your tips or rants about this subject at email@example.com.
Each month we try to profile an SSBBW to help inspire those SSBBWs who haven't yet gotten that they are wonderful, caring, sexy, special people. We are always looking for more great and wonderful SSBBWs that feel they can be an inspiration to others to be profiled. Send us a mail if you are interested!!This month we are profiling Dawn, a 27 year old from Michigan. Click here to view her profile.
Click here to see our new resident advice columnist come to the aid of three individuals.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, it's estimated that About 178,480 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2007. About 40,460 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are slightly over 2 million women living in the United States who have been treated for breast cancer.
Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined. This is exciting progress, but there are still women who do not take advantage of early detection at all and others who do not get screening mammograms and clinical breast exams at regular intervals.
- Women age 65 and older are less likely to get mammograms than younger women, even though breast cancer risk increases with age.
- Hispanic women have fewer mammograms than Caucasian women and African American women.
- Women below poverty level are less likely than women at higher incomes to have had a mammogram within the past two years.
- Mammography use has increased for all groups except American Indians and Alaska Natives.
For more information about NBCAM, please visit www.nbcam.org. For additional information, please call one of the following toll-free numbers: American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345, National Cancer Institute (NCI), (800) 4-CANCER, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, (800) 221-2141.
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month program is dedicated to increasing public knowledge about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Fifteen national public service organizations, professional associations, and government agencies comprise the Board of Sponsors, who work together to ensure that the NBCAM message is heard by thousands of women and their families.
Breast self-exam (BSE) is a tool that may help you learn what is normal for you. BSE involves looking at and feeling your breasts. If you notice any changes in your breast, do not wait. Report any changes to your doctor or nurse right away. Women who practice BSE should also be sure to get mammograms and clinical breast exams at the appropriate age. BSE should not be substituted for these screening tests. You can download a self breast examination card at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.
Obesity In the News.....
5th International Conference Functional Foods for Chronic Diseases: Obesity and Related Diseases - http://pr-canada.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=47121&Itemid=58
Fitness for Christ and Mrs. Obesity Jones and Her Battle with the Fat Demon Hits Freedom Theater - http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/39513/
Pollution Can Make You Fat - http://www.alternet.org/environment/97931/pollution_can_make_you_fat/
Leptin Resistance: A Possible Interface of Inflammation and Metabolism in Obesity-Related Cardiovascular Disease - http://www.cardiosource.com/cjrpicks/CJRPick.asp?cjrID=4674
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All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play."
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Letters to the Editor...
We've received a few letters to the editor lately and would like to post them here. If you have anything to say we'd love to hear from you too, so send us an email.
"Thank you for offering such a wonderful site for ssbbw's. It is great to know that there are more of us out there." [Dawn]