by Nick Delgado
Guam - National statistics show that 200,000 women suffer from breast cancer to date, with about 40,000 of those women losing the battle to cancer. Early detection key to preventing the further spread of breast cancer. Tessy Marcos is a cancer survivor of fourteen years who spoke out about her fight during today's proclamation signing at the Governor's Office declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
"My husband is a cancer survivor too of three years now and not too long ago our daughter had given me the news from Hawaii that she had what I had only it's on the left side so I am getting ready to be with her and give her support," she said. "I am living with it, through it and beyond it, cancer is not going to take the best out of me."
Participants lined the Government Conference Room in pink encouraging the island to join the fight. Several events will be held throughout the month such as a Pink Wave this Friday from 4-6pm at the ITC intersection. An "eat smart cooking class" will also be held October 22 from 11am-1pm at the UOG Agriculture Building in Room 125-b for residents looking to learn recipes that can help reduce your risk of getting cancer.