Uniform Advantage partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to continue raising awareness for early detection

Uniform Advantage partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation   to continue raising awareness for early detection

 

National Cancer Institute’s definition of Breast Cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast. The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the lining of the milk ducts (thin tubes that carry milk from the lobules of the breast to the nipple). Another type of breast cancer is lobular carcinoma, which begins in the lobules (milk glands) of the breast. Invasive breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from where it began in the breast ducts or lobules to surrounding normal tissue. Breast cancer occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.

Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 232,670 (female); 2,360 (male)
  • Deaths: 40,000 (female); 430 (male)
  • Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
  • 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in US women, exceeded only by lung cancer.

There are scary facts for this type of cancer prevalent in women! But, when it is found early, according to the National Cancer Institute….

  •  In the localized stage, the five year survival rate is 98%.
  • Over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the US today.

How awesome are these statistics! The key is EARLY DETECTION.

How do you do that? Start today by creating an Early Detection Plan at earlydetectionplan.org. You will receive reminders to do breast self-exams, and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history.

Steps to Preventative Care:

  1. Educate yourself about Breast Cancer – the symptoms and signs. Click here to learn more.
  2. Perform Breast Self-Exams every month. You will discover patterns and will be able to determine changes if any occur and need to be checked by your doctor right away.
  3. Get a Pap Smear every year. Breast exams are performed by your doctor and they will check for lumps or any other physical changes as part of their routine check.
  4. Get a Mammogram once you turn 40 and/or older than 40 every 1-2 years. A Mammogram is an x-ray of your breast tissue that is examined by a qualified specialist. The breast is exposed to a small dose of radiation and produces an image of the tissue. According to NBCF, a mammogram can often show a breast lump before it can be felt. They also can show tiny clusters of calcium called microcalcifications. Lumps or specks can be caused by cancer, fatty cells, or other conditions like cysts. Further tests are needed to find out if abnormal cells are present.
  5. Review your diet and choose healthier choices that will keep your body more alkaline. Cancers are formed in acidic body environments. All vegetables, fruits with the exception of cranberries, protein and beverages like tea (green tea, dandelion tea, ginseng tea), fresh squeezed juices except cranberry and freshly made vegetable juices all contribute al an alkaline environment. Check out Jillian Michael’s site for more details.

This Fall 2014, Uniform Advantage contributed over $5,000.00 by donating $1 from the sale of 2 of our prints: Pink Spin Black and Pink is Perfect Black prints to help join the war against breast cancer!!

Uniform Advantage partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation   to continue raising awareness for early detection for Fall 2014

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®

Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for ten years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

Check out this video resource on BeyondTheShock.com®. Beyond The Shock is a collaborative breast cancer guide created by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) with the support of the finest medical experts, doctors, and researchers in the world. NBCF utilized ground-breaking technology and the resources of the global medical community to create an accessible platform for understanding a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Hear Bonnie’s inspirational story and learn more about how she overcame breast cancer.

We welcome your support! Let’s educate ourselves more, get constant checkups and squash the war against Breast Cancer for good!

 

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward Walk- 10/10/09

Broward Breast Cancer Walk 2009

Uniform Advantage participated in the 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Broward walk on Saturday October 10, 2009. Our company will be accepting donations the entire month of October for this great cause. Our team has raised over $2,000 dollars this year and UA has dedicated to match our total donations up to $5,000 dollars. If you would like to donate under our team please click here.

 

Here are some pictures of our team at the 2009 event.

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We at, Uniform Advantage would like to thank you for your support this month, and look forward to serving your medical uniform needs all year round.

~Contributing Editor

Lori Nadeau – Dunlap

Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness – October 2009

Pink RibbonOctober is Breast Cancer awareness month. This is time of year where everyone gets together and raises money for more research.  With advances made in medicine, we have to keep the momentum going and 2009 is no different! There are several organizations with valuable information on testing, prevention, treatment and more importantly, the simple feeling of looking out for one another.

The American Cancer Society  states 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths so far this year. It’s the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer in United States. The good news is the death rate is going down, as a result of testing earlier and better treatment options. In the United States, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors!

As an apparel company dedicated to the medical profession, we urge everyone to get involved. Wear pink nursing uniforms, or the pink ribbons indicating your awareness and support for our fellow sisters.

CLASC2PRTo show their support for the much needed research, Littman will donate $5.00 to the American Cancer Society from proceeds of their Classic II Stethoscope – style #CLASC2PR!

Featuring a two-sided chest piece, this stethoscope offers high acoustic sensitivity for superior performance. A tunable diaphragm on one side augments the traditional bell function of the opposite side. It also includes soft sealing eartips.

 

K115HPEKoi will also donate $2.00 from each sale of their Hope print scrub top towards Breast Cancer research. This stylish and supportive mock wrap top features an:

  • adjustable side drawstring,
  • two large front pockets and side slits
  • made with 100% cotton
  • available in sizes XS to 3X

We have several other products to support Breast Cancer awareness, including nursing socks, watches and even a pink ribbon embroidery option for your scrub tops! Let’s not forget our great looking Pink Ribbon print scrubs.

A couple of years ago, we walked at the Susan G. Komen walk for the cure in Miami, and it was a great success!  This year, Uniform Advantage will do its part by participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. For more information, visit Susan G Komen for the Cure on what you can do in our fight against Breast Cancer. You can also find an event near you. Together, we can make a difference!

We at, Uniform Advantage would like to thank you for your support this month, and look forward to serving your medical uniform needs today and tomorrow.

~ Contributing Editor

Priscille Victorin

Get into Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

As you know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year at this time people from across our great Country come together with one voice to talk about Breast Cancer and to discuss the risks associated with it; and to share options for prevention and treatment.  But even more importantly, it is a time for all of us, as a community, to come together and do our part to work towards raising as much money as possible to help find a cure for this debilitating and deadly disease.

According to the American Cancer Society, 183,000 mothers, daughters, aunts, friends, and spouses, will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year. Early detection can go a long way to helping many survive, but that can only happen with you getting involved.  So take some action today. There will be local and national events the entire month of October. Wear pink uniforms or a pink ribbon specially made for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to show your support and to draw attention so that others know that you care.  If we all do our part and get involved, great strides can be taken in both the emotional and medical help needed for those that have to face this nightmare.

In the spirit of increasing awareness and of early detection of this deadly disease, Littmann will donate $5 dollars to the American Cancer Society with the purchase of a “limited edition” Classic II S.E. Stethoscope - Style #CLASC2PR.

This stethoscope has a two-sided chest piece, and offers high acoustic sensitivity for superior performance. A tunable diaphragm on one side augments the traditional bell function of the opposite side. This Stethoscope also features soft sealing ear tips, and is made in USA.

We also have other products that support Breast Cancer Awareness:

This 10″ Plush Scrub Bear will make an excellent gift for your favorite medical professional! Comes in white with pink scrubs with an embroidered pink ribbon. Imported.

  

 

Show your support for breast cancer awareness with this Pink Ribbon Mug. White mug features a pink ribbon and the word “Hope”. Imported.

 

  

 

 

 
If you need additional information on what you can do to help raise Breast Cancer Awareness this month, please visit, The Susan G Komen for the Cure Web Site. 

For a selection of Pink Ribbon Scrubs, Pink Ribbon Mugs, Pink Ribbon Plush Bears,  and our special Pink Littmann Stethescope, please visit Uniform Advantage today.

Uniform Advantage would like to thank you for your support this month, and look forward to serving your uniform needs today and tomorrow.


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