During September and October 2011, the North Florida Regional Medical Center’s (NFRMC) pond was decorated with a big pink ribbon surrounded by many floating pink flamingos. The pink flamingos symbolized the many patients and survivors that have received care or treatment for breast cancer at the hospital.
Education is extremely helpful with the prevention of breast cancer, so NFRMC is trying to educate the public. On September 30, 2011, the event opened with several speakers who talked about breast cancer and urged the public to take a stand against it. Spectators were encouraged to remain aware of breast cancer and take steps to schedule regular physician visits, perform self breast exams and take care of themselves to minimize the risks of getting the disease. Survivors of breast cancer are more common than ever, but the key to surviving is prevention and early detection. Literature about breast cancer was also available during the event.
If one of your family members has cancer or has had the disease in the past, you may be more likely to take the steps to ensure that you are in good health by obtaining the necessary information and scheduling regular examinations. However, breast cancer can strike anyone. Therefore, it is important to prepare for the unfortunate possibility that you could be diagnosed with breast cancer or another terminal illness. Preparing for a life-threatening disease also requires making sure your wishes are clear if the illness disables you or takes your life.
The Law Office of Knellinger & Associates can help you with your estate planning needs. We can draft wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other similar documents. Our estate planning attorneys can discuss your goals and concerns, so we can recommend and draft the documents that will help ensure that your wishes are carried out.