October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How ACRF Is Outsmarting Women’s Cancers this October

October is known around the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The aim of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to increase awareness of breast cancer and the impact it has as well as to raise much needed funds. To celebrate breast cancer awareness month, people engage in fundraising activities and purchase pink merchandise to raise money for this fantastic cause.

At ACRF however, we refer to October as our “Women’s Cancer Month” – a time where we raise awareness and much needed funds for all types of cancer that affect Australian women, as cancer statistics show 1 in 4 Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 75.

Why we are determined to find better prevention, detection and treatment methods for women’s cancers

At ACRF, we are committed to improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer. That is why, this October we are focusing on all cancers that affect women, not just breast cancer.

Every day up to 50 women in Australia are diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer. These cancer types include uterine, cervical, vulva and ovarian – cancers which are sometimes forgotten and unfortunately under-funded. Then there are other common women’s cancers which we need to remember this October: these include; bowel, lung and skin cancers.

We are committed to funding research through our grants and research projects into these cancer types, bringing new hope to our mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins and friends around the world.

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Supporting women's cancers in October!

October is a time when we go pink for a most important cause: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a movement that has made a huge impact on breast cancer funding and research progress around the world.

At the ACRF however, we want to focus on all types of women’s cancers this October: breast AND gynaecological cancers – such as uterine, ovarian or vaginal.

We want to see equally significant progress made for patients with these lesser funded, though no less devastating cancer types.

These cancer types affect our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives or girlfriends and friends, and your donation will give these women hope in the fight against cancer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”21690″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_separator color=”grey”][/vc_column][/vc_row]A message from Helen Bathgate: Breast cancer survivor

“I was teaching at school when the GP phoned and said she wanted to see me. It was that dreaded news that I guess I’d half been expecting. My cousin had been diagnosed with breast cancer about two weeks earlier and I’d been able to feel a hard lump running down the side of my right breast.

“I had the operation eight days later. I had a mastectomy and they cut 14 lymph nodes out – 11 of them were cancerous.

“The doctors don’t tell you you’re ‘cured’ – but I certainly feel like one of the lucky ones. I’ve been in remission for nearly five years now. It can come back at any time though, and that’s what stays with me. My cousin’s breast cancer has returned. So far, fortunately, they’ve been able to control it.

“The women in our family have been tested for any known cancer-causing genes, but they came back negative. Research will be the only way to learn more about this terrible disease. It’ll be the only way we can find a cure.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”19604″ border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Thank you for helping us fund the treatments & cures for women's cancers

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