October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins in two weeks and, to commemorate its 25th anniversary, we will feature a series of special posts over the next few weeks. This is the first in the series.

One of our main goals at Celebrity Diagnosis is to increase health awareness and medical knowledge using examples of common diseases affecting uncommon people. During our short time in the blogosphere, we have featured a number of stories of uncommon women coping with breast cancer including:

These uncommon women represent the 200,000 women in the U.S. who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the 40,000 women who will die from it.
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has recently teamed up with the Avon Foundation for Women to create the Army of Women, a revolutionary project to recruit 1 million women as volunteers to participate in clinical research in partnership with medical researchers. Please check out their site and participate, if you can, in this important project.
Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, "a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health" and in which professional health care providers encourage "empowered patients" and value them as full partners in managing their health and wellness.

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