Motives Beauty of Strength: Global Breast Cancer Awareness 2020 (Australia)
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Motives® is honored to feature seven extraordinary breast cancer survivors representing seven different countries, including Penny from Australia. While each woman was given a special day to be pampered with a free makeover by a Motives Certified Trainer, we hope you will agree that the real beauty comes from each woman’s willingness to share her story with the world and find the strength to leave us with words of encouragement.
We hope you will be inspired and encouraged by each woman’s story — and please take a moment to review the statistics on breast cancer below. Then, click the link that will guide you through your own self-examination. Remember: Self-examination can lead to early detection, which is key to saving lives, including yours!
Breast Cancer Statistics (Worldwide)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries worldwide. Globally, breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women.*
*World Cancer Research Fund International
Breast Cancer Statistics (Australia)
According to the Australian Cancer Council, breast cancer is the second largest cause of cancer death in Australian women after lung cancer. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women (apart from non-melanoma skin cancer₁)
The chance of a woman up to age 85 developing breast cancer is one in eight.
1. What is a screening mammogram?
2. Who should have a regular screening mammogram?
BreastScreen Australia is Australia’s national breast cancer screening program. Women between the ages of 50 and 74 are invited for a free mammogram every two years. Call 13 20 50 to book an appointment or click here for more information:
· Breast Self-Exam –
National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF)
· Detection and Awareness –
· Breast Cancer Symptoms –
Click here to see Penny’s “Get The Look” page: