BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FACTS
- In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- Although rare, men get breast cancer too.
- 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Citation: National Breast Cancer
EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES – KNOW THE SYMPTOMS
Get checked now, sometimes there are no symptoms, or by the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread. Always be sure to look out for Signs and Symptoms.
WAYS TO EVALUATE:
- Mammogram (Women 40 and older should have mammograms every 1 or 2 years.)
- Breast Self-Exams at least once a month- if you notice changes, be sure to contact your doctor.
- Clinical Breast Exam
ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION:
What Can I Do To Reduce My Risk Of Breast Cancer?
Although you cannot prevent cancer, some habits that can help reduce your risk are:
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Stay physically active
- Eat fruits and vegetables
- Do not smoke
- Limit alcohol consumption
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