Oct. is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Facts about Breast Cancer
- One of the most common cancer in women in the USA
- Each year an estimated 200,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer and an estimated 40,000 will die.
- Half of the women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 65.
- Weight is a big risk factor. Physical activity and a healthy diet can reduce your risk of developing it.
- Breast cancer in your family can raise your risk.
Create an Early Detection Plan:
Having an early detection plan is important because finding and detecting it early on can prevent it from spreading to other areas. When breast cancer is found early on the 5 year survival rate is 98%.
- At 20 years old:
You should start performing breast self-exams and look for any signs of change
- Age 20-39
- 40 years old
- Ages 40-49
- Ages 50 and older
My stepmother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast cancer earlier this year. I just wanted to share the information above with my readers so you can detect it early if it happens to you.
My father with is save the ta tas t-shirt after a race in Downtown Chicago.
My Dad after a breast cancer walk this month in Chicago. My stepmother's work was so nice they sponsored and had a bunch of shirts made in her name. (He's wearing one of them)
My sister Jessica made this .
This is her in another picture that she made.
Please share this information with family, friends, or loved ones. It is really really important.