Posted October 11, 2010
The Idaho State University Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center at Idaho State University announces a screening of "Crazy, Sexy, Cancer" at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.
The screening is in the Salmon River Suite of the Pond Student Union and will be followed by a discussion with breast cancer survivor and ISU employee, Linda Baum. The event is free and open to the public.
"Crazy, Sexy, Cancer" is a documentary by Kris Carr exploring her struggle with a stage IV diagnosis of vascular cancer. Complete with the ups of new friendships and new adventures and the downs of treatment and disappointment, this film is both hard-hitting and inspiring – a true testament to survival. Additional information about the film is available at http://www.crazysexycancer.com/
According to statistics found at thebreastcancersite.com, each year:
• Over 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 die.
• One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
• Approximately 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 450 will die each year.
• If detected early, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer exceeds 96 percent.
• Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram even though the National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years.
Women sometimes find it difficult to discuss serious topics like breast cancer, so this event is an opportunity to get the conversation started. The Anderson Center encourages all women to do their monthly self-checks and get mammograms and clinical exams as recommended.
The Anderson Center at Idaho State University serves as the focal point on campus for the consideration of gender issues. In our efforts, we are especially guided by the ideal of diversity which allows us to envision a future free of the limitations imposed by our culture's standard definitions of gender and other categories of difference.
For more information, contact the Anderson Center at 208-282-2805.