What is breast cancer? Breast cells become abnormal sometimes. These abnormal cells grow, divide and create new cells that the body doesn’t need and that do not function. These new cells form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These tumors start out small and cannot be felt. As they grow they pose a serious threat to life by spreading throughout the breast and even to the rest of the body. Although people possess basic awareness of the disease, many forget to take the necessary steps for early diagnosis and detection. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women of the United States. The second biggest risk factor after gender is age. It is advised for women over 50 yrs of age to get a mammogram check up done at least once every two years. It is important that women regularly examine or check themselves for lumps forming in their breasts. Self examination is one way that catches the disease early on. These tests can be conducted by obtaining self examination cards from various breast cancer awareness groups. By passing on these cards to friends and family, women can help in creating a greater awareness of this disease and its remedies. According to the American Cancer Society 1 in 8 women develop breast cancer at some point in their life. Recent estimates for invasive breast cancer in women stands at 226,870 cases in the year 2012. Breast Cancer alone has resulted in 39,510 deaths; however the overall percentage of deaths due to breast cancer has been on the decline thanks to better diagnosis and early detection of cancer and of course better infrastructure and treatment. There is an annual campaign in the United States to increase the awareness of breast cancer and October is proclaimed as the breast cancer awareness month. As per recent records United States is home to about 2.9 million survivors of breast cancer. We at DKSpecialties are committed to spreading awareness about Breast Cancer. We deal with special handle care bags, miracle manicure sets, the pink ribbon purse hooks, save a life ribbon bank and much more. You can also create your personalized message on any or all of our products and we will help you spread the message. We also commit 3% of all our sales to charities involved in spreading the awareness of this deadly yet curable disease. We believe everyone can make a difference.