As we near the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some universal truths we can take away from the stories of hope, loss and survival we've all heard and shared. We know this disease respects no border, no age, no race, and increasingly no gender. We know that early detection and treatment are keys to saving lives. We know that education and awareness can go a long way toward building a cancer-free future.
We know all this, and yet there are still areas of the world where these truths are struggling to find a foothold. It seems the disease is traveling faster than the knowledge of how to combat it.