October is a month best known for black cats and orange jack-o-lanterns and ... Pink ribbons? That’s right, Breast Cancer Awareness Month officially kicked off on October 1st, which means now is the perfect time to brush up your knowledge of breast cancer. We’ve created a list of important facts below so you can learn more about the impact of this disease. Be sure to spread awareness by sharing this article with anyone you know who needs to know these facts! And follow @touchinsolus on Instagram to check out our Fact Fridays. For the month of October, we’re sharing facts on breast cancer every week to help spread awareness.
Both men and women can be diagnosed with breast cancer. This means that everyone, regardless of gender, can benefit from doing regular self-checks and talking with their doctor.
The average risk for a man developing breast cancer sometime in his life is 1 in 833, while for women it is just 1 in 8. This means that simply being a woman is a risk factor for getting breast cancer.
Breast cancer is now the most common form of cancer in American women after skin cancers. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer.
Aging is a top risk factor for developing breast cancer. 75% of women with breast cancer are 50 years old or older.
Only 5-10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary. Even if your family does not have a history of breast cancer, you should conduct regular checks and talk to your doctor if you find anything unusual.
Getting regular mammograms is the best way to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Although mammograms cannot treat breast cancer, the earlier breast cancer is detected the easier it can be to treat.
Let’s raise awareness together!
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