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Awareness of Skin Cancer

Hello Ladies,

Today I’m going to talk to you about “Skin Cancer”. To start off, are there any ladies out there who can tell me that they don’t care about their skin? If you’re out there come forward and let’s talk. For me, of course I care, I’m a lady who loves to catch attention, walk around and have everyone say, “You have nice skin it’s, flawless”. Now that the weather is changing we need to be aware of Skin Cancer.

What is Skin Cancer? Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. If left unchecked, these cancer cells can spread from the skin into other tissues and organs.

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007, 58,094 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with melanomas, and 8,461 died of the disease, according to the CDC’s recent data. This year, the American Academy of Dermatology estimated that there will be 123,590 new cases of melanoma skin cancer diagnosed in the U.S.
Do you want to be among those numbers I just mentioned above? Avoid cancer, stop with the artificial tanning , it’s time to protect your skin, there goes the Sun Tan Lotion for you.

Image: Style Craze @ flikr

To prevent skin cancer you should wear sunscreen and avoid too much Sun. Please, choose to be safe and healthy while enjoying the wonderful Spring weather.

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The Killer Tobacco

I URGE YOU TO STOP TOBACCO USE!

Help create a world with less Cancer and More Birthdays.

Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable disease causing death and illness today.  It is no respecter of person, it affects young, old, men,  and women regardless of the race or sexual orientation. It affects the lungs in a way that can change your  life forever. Tobacco-related illnesses are: lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, heart attack, and vascular disease. For infants, premature birth, birth defects, and infant death.

The CDC , identified tobacco as a winnable battle because it has been proven that with additional efforts and support for evidenced- based, cost-effective strategies we can reduce the number of death that occur every year.

Today I’m specifically talking to you, mothers because you play a big role in the live of the infants that you bear. Your behavior of tobacco use not only affects your lungs but the lungs of the innocent fetus, newborn, and other children you bear. I want all mother to stop smoking, improve your quality of life, protect the innocent life of your infants, and decrease the heavy burden that tobacco use place on our health care industry.

Now, my questions to all you mothers and women in world is:

How would you feel If you were to give birth just to find out that you couldn’t take your baby home for weeks because of major complications in your innocent baby’s lungs?

How would you feel If you were to find out that your tobacco use behavior was the very cause of your baby’s complications?

How would you feel If your new born developed asthma because you refused to stop smoking?

To all potential mothers,

How would you feel If you were to lose both your breast to cancer because of your rebellious behavior of tobacco use that you couldn’t even breast feed your child?

Allow me to answer some of these questions. I’m a woman and a potential mother and believe me when I tell you, I would not want to go home without my child. I would not want to be the cause of my baby’s health problems, complications even death. I would be devastated, and will live with guilt for the rest of my life. So please, you need to  take care of your bodies before, during, and after pregnancy. Please do not fall into the trap of being a victim of the tobacco use consequences.

There are so many benefits to improving your quality of life:

1) Long life expectancy for both mother and child.

2)  Healthy lungs, healthy baby.

3) Increase of healthy new generations.