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Breast Cancer What do you know about Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer is a disease that effects more and more women every year. Lives are saved with early detection and movements in medicine.
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month To show support you will see many people in your community wearing pink and or display pink ribbons. This month is dedicated to the women and men that have to fight this terrible disease. In 2009 NBCAM celebrated 25 years of awareness and empowerment. NBCAM works with government agencies to promote awareness.
Who should be tested? Men? Women? While men only make up 1% of all breast cancer cases it can happen. Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among women.
Early Detection Ultrasound mammogram Genetics Testing Progress has been made over the years and what it shows is that early detection saves lives. The earlier this dieses is caught the chance of survivable increases. Here are three of the many ways to be tested, ultrasound, genetic testing, and mammograms. Mammograms are one of the most common, but many women are considering genetics testing.
Early detection checklist Obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of 40 Obtain annual clinical breast exams Perform monthly breast-self exams Obtain a risk assessment from a physician
When should you be tested? High Risk Lower risk For the average women routine exams should start at the age of 40, but women with a higher risk need to start at 30. Also women should examine themselves every month. Early detection saves lives.
Lower your Risk While there are no cures and there are some risk factors we have no control over we should try hard to control what we can. Eat right, don’t smoke, and take care of your body the best you can. Eat Right Don’t smoke Exercise
Support If you are diagnosed with breast cancer your life is turned upside down and you will need all the help you can get. There is a big community of support for women and men that are facing this disease.
Donations and Ways to Help Donate to your local Breast Cancer community . Purchase products that support and donate to the cause. Yoplait donates for every lid sent in off their yogurt tops. Create awareness through participation in walks and other community activities
Breast Cancer is a serious and deadly disease please be informed. http://www.breastcancer.org/ http://www.nbcam.org/ http://ww5.komen.org/ Awareness and early detection save lives. Please visit your doctor and evaluate your risks and stay informed.