Why You Should Wear Pink On Pink Day


Allie Blevins, Writer

As you all know, on Thursday of last week, October 31st, we had the privilege of wearing pink. October is known as the month dedicated to breast cancer awareness. If you didn’t know, breast cancer is the most occurring cancer in the United States affecting millions of people. In fact, every 2 minutes a woman in America is diagnosed with this cancer. That is about 220,000 women each year, and 40,000 of those women die. There are actually seven recognized different types of breast cancer: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Angiosarcoma, Ductal Carcinoma, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Lobular Carcinoma, Metaplastic Carcinoma, and Phyllodes Tumor. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma is a very uncommon form of a tumor affecting 1% of women diagnosed with breast cancer, and has a very high survival rate. Angiosarcoma is a rare form of breast cancer than affects the skin and can grow and spread quickly. Ductal Carcinoma is the most common form of breast cancer being an entire 80% of all breast cancer diagnoses and affects the milk glands of the breast.  Inflammatory Breast Cancer is a cancer that blocks the blood vessels in the skin and is rare. Lobular Carcinoma is a cancer that also affects the milk glands. Metaplastic Carcinoma is a rare form of breast cancer with not a lot of information. Phyllodes Tumor is rare and affects the connective tissue. 95% of all breast cancers occur in women over the age of 40. Breast cancer can occur for men, but is 100 times more common in women. Most people across America know someone who has or has had breast cancer, and it has had an impact on their life. There are many organizations made to help raise money to those affected. If you want to be a part of helping to raise money there are many charities you can donate to that would greatly impact the lives of many people. As you can see, there are many reasons to wear pink.