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.
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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.
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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
While men only
make up 1% of all
breast cancer cases it
Breast cancer is
the 2nd most
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.
Obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of
Obtain annual clinical breast exams
Perform monthly breast-self exams
Obtain a risk assessment from a physician
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.
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
Donate to your local Breast Cancer
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
Awareness and early detection save
lives. Please visit your doctor and
evaluate your risks and stay informed.