In 1987, lung cancer surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer death in women.
But this disease is not gender specific, as today, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. American Cancer Society research shows that lung cancer causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and pancreatic). An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.
On Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, Florida Blue will partner with the University of South Florida for the 9th Annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Symposium. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. It is sure to be a moving and empowering event thanks to the World Champion Swimmer, Author and Journalist, Diana Nyad who will be the keynote speaker at the event.
I received a request from one of my fellow Florida Blue employees to write a breast cancer survivor series during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to bring awareness to the disease and celebrate employees that are survivors. I jumped at the chance and asked a few brave women to share their stories. Keep an eye out for their profiles in courage as they are shared throughout the rest of the month.
On Friday, October 17, 2014, Florida Blue will partner with the University of South Florida for the 9th Annual Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Symposium. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa. It’s sure to be a moving and empowering event thanks to the World Champion Swimmer, Author and Journalist, Diana Nyad who will be the Keynote speaker at the event.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the perfect time to schedule your annual well exam and check to see if you qualify for the recommended screenings for breast cancer detection. These screenings are for men too. About 1000 men annually are diagnosed with breast (mammary gland) cancer. Early detection and prevention are critical to minimizing your chances of developing breast cancer in your lifetime. It is worth the time and energy to set an appointment to get these screenings done. Your life may depend on it.
Florida Blue’s social media team recently launched their latest promotion, the #hereforUniversity campus tour, at the University of South Florida (USF) vs. University of Connecticut football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S., second only to lung cancer. It’s estimated that one in eight women will develop this disease in her lifetime. While awareness about breast cancer risks and prevention continues to grow, many women still have questions about the importance of routine screenings, particularly mammograms.
“The week before my period. For. Get. It. Chips. Chocolate. Fries! Working out? Blah. I know what I should do. But I don’t do it. I have no clue why.”
This confession—delivered in a tone weighed down by shame, sadness, and frustration—comes in the early weeks of my Truce with Food program. This participant (let’s call her Andrea) has been conditioned to expect more confusing nutrition facts, a detox, or to be prescribed yet another strict diet.