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Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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FACTS:

What is Breast Cancer? 

  • A tumor that is cancerous within the cells of breast tissue and surrounding areas.

Facts About Breast Cancer in the United States 

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among women.
  • Breast Cancer is the second largest leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
  • Within the US, over 246,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer each year.
  • Although rare, and estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and 440 will die.
  • Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and every 13 minutes a woman will die.
  • There are over 2.8 million Breast Cancer survivors living in the United States.

 

RISK FACTORS:Pink Ribbon Charity for Womens Health Awareness ribbon.

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Race
  • Family History
  • Personal Health History
  • Menstrual and Reproductive History
  • Certain Genome Changes
  • Dense Breast Tissue

 

Vector Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons and BadgesAVOIDABLE RISK FACTORS: 

Sedentary Lifestyle

Alcohol Consumption

Combined Hormone Replacement Therapy

Lack of Physical Activity

Poor Diet- Being Overweight or Obese

Radiation to the Chest

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AT HOME BREAST EXAM:

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FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION @

http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts

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