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Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
Breast cancer incidence is the number of new cases diagnosed in a population over a specific time period.
- In 2007, an estimated 22,300 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. On average, that is about 429 women diagnosed every week.
- In 2007, an estimated 170 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men with breast cancer make up a little less than 1% of all cases.
- In 2007, an estimated 5,300 women and 50 men will die from breast cancer.
Breast cancer prevalence is the number of people in a population living with breast cancer at a specific point in time.
- An estimated 162,600 Canadian women who were alive in 2003 had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the previous 15 years.
One in nine (11%) Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (this means by age 90), while less than 1% of Canadian men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Only one in every 27 Canadian women will die from breast cancer. This means that about two-thirds of the women diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada will live through it.
There is more cause to be optimistic. Since 1999, the incidence of breast cancer in Canada has stabilized. As well, since the mid-1980s, the number of people who die from breast cancer has declined steadily. The biggest improvement in survival has been in the 50 – 69 age group. Higher survival rates have been attributed to improved screening and treatment.
Source: Canadian Cancer Society /National Cancer Institute of Canada. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2007, Toronto, Canada, 2007.
This year, companies want to show their support for this terrible disease and have produced products to be sold in October. A portion or all proceeds of these items will be donated to Cancer Research:
Sunday, October 7th, 2007
A big Happy Thanksgiving to those Canadian readers out there. I love this holiday! Why? Because it’s all about the pumpkin pie. Sweet tasting and smelling, creamy and just plain old delicious. If you love the smell then here are a couple of products that will have you swooning.
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel
A detoxifying peel for the face and neck.Utilizing pumpkin enzymes to easily and gently dissolve dead surface skin cells, this deep exfoliator stimulates cellular turnover, to reveal radiant skin that is supple and naturally hydrated. Age-fighting anti-oxidants and vitamin A help protect, nourish, and repair skin. Plus it has a delicious, irresistible pumpkin scent.
Philosophy Pumpkin Pie
The fresh-baked scent of spicy pumpkin pie is a customer favorite. This three-in-one product is a shampoo, bubble bath, and bath gel. — creates an unforgettable bathing experience with a mouth-watering fragrance and a rich lather.
Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Hand Repair Cream
This hand cream combines Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, with high levels of vitamins A, C, E and K, plus zinc, to help combat daily environmental stress on the hands.
Zia Natural Skincare Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask
Pumpkin Exfoliating Mask is an advanced treatment that blends nourishing pumpkin puree with pineapple juice to clear away old cells and pore congestion.
Bath & Body Works Pumpkin Pie Paradise
Sugar, spice and everything nice make our Pumpkin Pie Paradise 3-in-1 a little slice of heaven for the entire body. Enjoy the spicy-sweetness of this wonderfully addictive blend of rich pumpkin, warm cinnamon and creamy caramel. Seconds, anyone?
The Body Shop Pumpkin Nectarine Home Fragrance Oil
This warm and spicy, fruity scent creates atmospheres and memories that are perfect for the season. Brings a warm, homely aroma to your haven.
Friday, February 9th, 2007
This Valentine’s Day make your kisses as sweet as your love. These delicious glosses will make your pout irresistible!
Polish lips in gorgeous colour and a delicious flavour that tastes like your favorite tropical drink.
Comes in Chi Chi, Guava Tiki, Caffeini Martini, Lava Flow, Maui Mai Tai, Peach Passion, Razberi Cosmo, Sex on the Beach, Tequila Sunrise and Tropical Dream.
$18.00 USD $21.50 CAD
LOLA Cosmetics Lola’s Lip Indulgence
Lip Indulgence is created with mango, coconut, passion fruit, and papaya butters, with pure flavor straight from the fruit. Promotes full-coverage colour that promotes healing.
Comes in Asian Pear, Berry, Dragon Fruit, Pina, Sangria and Pomegranate.
$16.00 USD $20.00 CAD
Cake Kiss Silky Smooth Sheer Lip Butter
Say hello to deliciously smoochable lips with this sheer lip gloss. Light, moisturising and tasty – what more could you want?
Comes in Whipped Pink Berry Cream and Whipped Caramel Cream.
$10.00 USD $10.00 CAD
Philosophy Cinnamon Buns Lip Shine
This high-gloss formula is infused with a delicious cinnamon buns scent and flavour that leave behind a beautiful, supernatural finish that looks and tastes absolutely scrumptious.
$10.00 USD $14.00 CAD
Urban Decay Cocktail Collection Lipgloss
Cocktail Collection smell and tasts just like the real thing and leave your lips in a shimmering hues that are bursting with flirty, fruity flavours.
Comes in Cosmopolitan, Mai Tai and Pina Colada.
$15.00 USD $20.00 CAD