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Breast cancer facts and figures

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  • 1. Breast Cancer Facts and Figures
    Data Source www.cancer.org, www.breastcancer.org, www.tatom.org.
    Created by Template Ready
  • 2. 1.
    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
  • 3. 2.
    The risk of breast cancer increases with age and if you live to 90 years your risk of developing this cancer is almost 14%
  • 4. 3.
    1.7 million breast cancers were diagnosed worldwide in 2007
  • 5. 4.
    465,000 (approx.) women died due to breast cancer in 2007
  • 6. 5.
    North America, Australia, Europe have the highest incidence of breast cancer
  • 7. 6.
    Large parts of Africa and Asia have the lowest rates
  • 8. 7.
    In the last 25 years it incidence has gone up by 30% in the western world
  • 9. 8.
    Increased risk of developing breast cancer include
    • Start of menstrual period at an early age
    • 10. Menopause later in life
    • 11. Having a first or second degree relative with breast cancer
    • 12. Obesity
    • 13. Consumption of alcohol
    • 14. Never having children
    • 15. Using contraceptives
    • 16. Using hormone replacement therapy
    • 17. during post-menopausal years
    • 18. Certain inherited genetic mutations for breast cancer (BRCA1 and/or BRCA2)
  • 9.
    Decreased Breast cancer Risk
    Breast feeding
    Moderate Physical activity
    Maintaining normal weight
    Stop smoking
  • 19. 10.
    Breast cancer can be prevented by screening
  • 20. 11.
    Early treatment can increase chances of 5 years survival to 98%
  • 21. 12.
    Women with a BRCA mutation who get their ovaries surgically removed can reduce their risk of breast cancer by over 50%.