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No one wants to think about either one of these topics- cancer and age. Getting a Mammogram is one of the healthiest things a woman can do. Knowledge is always power but there are a lot of conflicting guidelines as to when a woman should start getting mammograms.

Common guidelines are at 40 years of age or earlier if an immediate family member (mom, sister or aunt) had breast cancer. However, in 2009 the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women with an average risk of breast cancer start screening at age 50. This sent outrage through the medical community and the debate continues on today. Most recently being able to test for the Breast Cancer gene(BRCA), gives many women hope they did not have before.  For women who have immediate family members that had either Breast or Ovarian Cancer, there is a test for these genes. BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 are the genes known as tumor suppressors and when they mutate can cause ovarian and breast cancer. Made popular in the news recently by Angelina Jolie, who tested positive for the gene and decided to have a double mastectomy to ensure here health down the road.  Angelina’s mother died of Ovarian cancer. To some this may seem an extreme measure but to others who have watched loved ones fight, this may feel like empowerment knowing there is something they can do to protect themselves.

Of course this is a personal decision whether or not to get tested for the gene, if you are at risk, but you must get mammograms! Mammogramsaaa do not hurt and they take 10 minutes. If you are nearing 40, over 40 or have this terrible disease in your family, find your local clinic and do something that may save your life!

Marked by the ubiquitous color pink, October represents the month of the year during which we all collectively direct our attention towards breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides the opportunity to raise both awareness and hope for millions of America’s women and men affected by breast cancer. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Why do we neglect to get tested, make steps towards a healthier you?

Dr. Elaine Schattner reports on The Huffington Post some crucial information for those in search of deeper insight into the causes of breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) focuses on research for better and less-toxic drugs. Breast Cancer Action emphasizes environmental factors that contribute to the disease rate.

GOLDFADEN MD Gives Back to CEW’s Cancer & Careers Organization. We are so proud to be taking part in this year’s initiative to prevent and treat this disease by donating 10% of Goldfaden product sales made in October to CEW’s Cancer and Careers. Help us make our donation goal and start shopping today!

These are just some of my inspiring beauty goods that give back to BCA:

– Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Set: A chic duo of illuminating powder and mini brush helps fight breast cancer, with a $10 donation from the sale of each set benefiting BCRF.

– Can’t live without these tweezers, by Tweezerman. A portion of the proceeds are donated to companies making strides to find a cure.

– Sonia Kashuk creates a “proudly pink brush set” available at Target, to help raise awareness.