October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Firstly, I would like to extend a huge congratulations to all the breast cancer survivors/winners! You are an inspiration to all of us that are still battling this disease. To all the fighters out there, keep fighting! You’re winning!
“According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.” (National Breast Cancer Foundation). Awareness is one combative way we can all do our part and contribute to writing off this disease – permanently from all our lives. Men – you’re not exempt, because men can get breast cancer too.
In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options. (NBCF)
You may be able to write off some or all of your expenses incurred as a result of treating this disease. Other than bore you with the many ways you could have a benefit on your tax return, please remember to keep records or your receipts, payments, prescriptions, and/or any documentation associated with treating this disease – and inform your CPA.
I also want to say ‘Thank You’ to all the associations, foundations, professionals, family-members, and friends that support the cause to create aware and fight breast cancer – Thank You!