Women Who Inspire Her Name Is Courage

Women Who Inspire: Her Name Is Courage.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading through the content we've shared since our official relaunch. This article is the first in our new Women Who Inspire series. Join us as we discover the stories of women from all walks of life that will be an inspiration to us all.

They are  women who have made an impact or are currently helping to create a better world. We will share their truth, highlight the pivotal moments in their journey and celebrate their incredible achievements. Read on to discover the women who inspire that are featured this week.

Her Name Is Courage

She spoke up when it mattered.
She stood her ground when it was necessary.
She persevered despite her fears.

She defied the status quo.
She stood up to the naysayers.
She broke down barriers.

She inspired others.
She made sacrifices.
She gave it her all.

She is you, she is me.
Her name is courage and
she is living courageously.

- Poem by MJ -

These poetic words describe women throughout history that we admire and look up to because of their courageous decisions and actions. Those acts may not have seemed as legendary at the time. They may not have fully considered the far reaching implications or even realized how their actions would create a legacy and inspire women and girls for generations to come.

This poem also describes the women who are making small strides everyday. Women who despite their obstacles and fears, find the courage to persevere and get through each of life's challenges.

When we think of courageous women, we also remember the countless number of women who have and who are currently embarking on the fight of their lives. Drawing inspiration from the stories of women who also persevered and survived as they battle each day to win the fight against breast cancer.

October is breast cancer month, it's designated to raise awareness and educate women about early detection of the disease. As well as to raise funds for research, which has been instrumental in the discovery of effective treatment methods and continuing the work to find a cure and eradicate cancer once and for all.
According to the CDC:"Deaths from breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women overall.

 And...Each year in the United States alone, about 245,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women."

We all know someone or know of someone who has gone through this battle. She is not nameless or faceless. She is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, neighbor or co-worker. Her name is courage and she is living courageously!

At Lush Fab Glam we believe in not only practicing self care but making it a priority! We encourage you to take the time to educate yourself about breast cancer, learn the risk factors and the symptoms because early detection is key to triumphantly defeating this disease.

We have asked ten pertinent questions about breast cancer below. If you are unaware of the answer to one or all of them, simply click on the read more link, which will take you to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website. There you will find comprehensive and up-to-date answers to each question in order to raise your awareness about breast cancer. Please take a few minutes out of your day to do so because your life or that of someone you love might depend on it!

10 Things Every Woman Should Know 
About Breast Cancer

1. What Is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control. There are different kinds of breast cancer. Learn more

2. What Are The Symptoms Of Breast Cancer? 
Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have symptoms at all. See a list of possible symptoms. Learn more

3. What Are The Risk Factors For Breast Cancer? 
Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Learn more

4. What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk Of Breast Cancer?
Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as getting older or your family history, but you can help lower your risk of breast cancer by taking care of your health. Learn more

5. Who Is At High Risk For Breast Cancer?
If you have a family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, you may have a high risk of getting breast cancer.  Learn more

6. What Is Breast Cancer Screening?
Breast cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before there are signs or symptoms of the disease. All women need to be informed by their health care provider about the best screening options for them. Learn more

7. What Is A Mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early. Learn more

8. What Are The Benefits And Risks Of Screening?
Every screening test has benefits and risks, which is why it’s important to talk to your doctor before getting any screening test, like a mammogram. Learn more

9. How Is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?
Doctors often use additional tests to find or diagnose breast cancer. They may refer women to a breast specialist or a surgeon. Learn more

10. How Is Breast Cancer Treated? 
Breast cancer is treated in several ways. It depends on the kind of breast cancer and how far it has spread. People with breast cancer often get more than one kind of treatment. Learn more

We hope this article has inspired you to celebrate the courageous women in your lives who have been affected by breast cancer and encouraged you to make your health a priority! 

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