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Help in battle against breast cancer

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Denton Record-Chronicle Editorial

The month of October ends at midnight tonight. We thought it a good time to remind our readers that the end of October also signals the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Record-Chronicle published its entire Oct. 4 edition on pink paper to demonstrate solidarity with breast cancer victims and survivors.

More than one out of 10 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of their lifetimes. In 2017, doctors will diagnose an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer in U.S. women.

Think about what those numbers mean. More than 250,000 women and their loved ones will go through the hell of having to decide whether to get surgery, chemotherapy and radiation or a combination of all three treatments.

Some will go broke treating their disease. Others will spend money that might otherwise have gone for a vacation or a college fund for the kids.

If you know someone battling breast cancer, reach out to her or call the American Cancer Society to find out how you can help.