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Breast Cancer
One World Management Group, LLC
Takes a Stand in the Fight against Breast Cancer

It is no secret that BachelorettesParty.com has a large female fan base. For this reason, One World Management Group utilizes this website as an outlet to educate others about Breast Cancer. BachelorettesParty.com was first introduced to the fight against Breast Cancer in the fall of 2000. As an organization, we participated in the closing ceremonies of the Avon Breast Cancer 3Day Walk. It was a powerful experience to witness. Tired and weary breast cancer survivors and supporters cried tears of both joy and sorrow as they crossed the finish line. They had accomplished a grueling journey and were warmly greeted with cheers, hugs and smiles from our models and staff. The event was so touching that BachelorettesParty.comdecided to continue their community involvement by participating in two charitable fashion shows that benefited Breast Cancer research foundations. Even now as our models continue to partake in various events, pamphlets, booklets and other forms of literature are distributed to inform the community about the importance of early detection and the possible prevention of this disease.

Breast Cancer
Most kinds of cancer are named after a part of the body where the cancer first starts. Breast cancer begins in the breast tissue. Men can also get breast cancer, although this is rare.

How many women get Breast Cancer?
Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 193,706 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2001 among women in the United States and about 40,600 deaths from the disease. Death rates from breast cancer declined significantly from 1992 to 1996, with the largest decrease in younger women white and black. This decline is probably the result of earlier detection and improvement treatment.

Race and Breast Cancer
White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than are African-American women. But African-Americans are more likely to die of this cancer. Asian and Hispanic women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Use of alcohol is clearly linked to increased risk of developing breast cancer. Women who have one alcoholic drink a day have a very small increased risk. Those who have 2 to 5 drinks daily have about one and a half times the risk of women who drink no alcohol. The American Cancer Society recommends limiting the amount you drink if you drink at all.

Being overweight is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. But the connection between weight and breast cancer is complex. For example, risk appears to be higher for women who gained weight as adults, but not for those who have been overweight since childhood. Also extra fat around the waist affects risk more than the same amount of fat in the hips and thighs.

Breast Implants
Silicone breast implants can cause scar tissue to form in the breast. But several studies have found that this does not increase breast cancer risk. A woman with breast implants might require a special x-ray picture during mammography.

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