Hon­or­ing Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month

The Standard Journal - - COMMENTARY -

It is un­likely these days that ev­ery per­son in Polk County, young and old, doesn’t have a con­nec­tion to the bat­tler against breast can­cer. More than 200,000 cases are diganosed each year, and thou­sands more die from the dis­ease.

We here at the Polk County Stan­dard Jour­nal have our own sto­ries, of friends and fam­ily mem­bers who have been through surg­eries and chemo­ther­apy, been pro­nounced sur­vivors af­ter years of doc­tors vis­its or now live on in mem­ory as loved ones lost their fight against can­cer.

This month, more than any other, should re­mind us all of the great cost that we have in­curred over the years in the fight against Breast Can­cer, and re­mind us all that it’s not just one kind of can­cer that we should be con­cerned about, but all. Sup­port re­search into cures, help those who are sick and in need. Most im­por­tantly, never for­get. -KM

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