Sources: Georgia Comprehensive Cancer Registry, 2003
Breast Cancer in Georgia Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population. Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates by Race, US (1996-2000) and GA (1999-2000; 1997-2001)
Breast Cancer in Georgia Georgia Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Age Group Georgia Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality by Age Group Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population.
GENDER - All women are at risk Age Family/Personal History Reproductive History Menstrual History Race Genetic Factors Breast Cancer Risk Factors that cannot be changed Radiation Treatment with DES
All women are at risk Obesity Breastfeeding Not having children Birth Control Pills Alcohol Hormone Replacement Therapy Exercise All women are at risk Obesity Breastfeeding Not having children Birth Control Pills Alcohol Hormone Replacement Therapy Breast Cancer Risk Factors that can be controlled Exercise
A Good Breast Health Plan
Clinical Breast Examination (CBE)
Self Awareness (Monthly Self Exams) (BSE)
Mammography Average-size lump found by woman practicing occasional breast self-exam (BSE) Average-size lump found by woman practicing regular breast self-exam (BSE) Average-size lump found by first mammogram Average-size lump found by getting regular mammograms
Warning signs and symptoms :
Painless lump or thickening
Thickening or swelling that persist
Nipple pain or retraction
Breast skin irritation or dimpling
Early breast cancer may not have symptoms. Warning Signs
American Cancer Society Screening Recommendations
Annual mammograms , starting at age 40
Clinical breast exams
every year starting at age 40
every 3 years for women age
Self-breast exams monthly, starting at age 20
Mammogram: Things to Consider .
What to wear?
Who will perform the mammogram?
Time for procedure.
You may feel some discomfort.
When to expect the results?
1 or 2 mammograms out of every 1,000 lead to a diagnosis of cancer.
How often should I get a mammogram?
Breast Cancer Treatments
Eat a variety of healthful foods, with an emphasis on plant sources.
Adopt a physically active lifestyle.
Maintain a healthful weight throughout life.
If you drink alcoholic beverages, limit consumptions.
Resources Low income and uninsured women could have their clinical breast exam and mammogram throught the BreasTEST & MORE at low or not cost to them . For more information please call 1-800-227-2345 and ask for the closest center to you place of residence.
For more information 1-800-ACS-2345 www.cancer.org