October is breast cancer awareness month. About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. Let’s take a look at some breast (implants) that actually saved women’s lives.
A 40-year-old Russian woman’s breast implant reportedly saved the woman’s life after her husband stabbed her this weekend. Her breast implants were so big that they stopped his knife from piercing any of her vital organs. Surgeons that operated on the woman said the man stabbed his wife in the heart, but the knife stuck in the woman’s silicon breast, which saved her life.
“She’s just one lucky woman,” said Dr. Ashkan Ghavami. “The bullet fragments were millimeters from her heart and her vital organs. Had she not had the implant, she might not be alive today.
This may be a great selling point for boyfriends or surgeons trying to pump up girls worldwide. Or the new Kevlar for lady cops!
Breast cancer awareness month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. For more information visit The National Breast Cancer Foundation site and do something to support the research and study of breast cancer.