The fight against breast cancer--why we're losing
It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if history is any indication, the country will see a record surge in donations to charities championing the cause. Despite the rise in funding, the results of this spending have been grim. Buzzfeed published an excellent infographic (below) pointing to the lack of funding for prevention. While highlighting KFC, General Mills, and "Promise Me" perfume seems a bit unfair and off point, the sheer disparity on spending for treatment vs. prevention research is very telling.
One thing that we at Qmedic are doing is making sure we do our bit to help women with our medical alert system.