October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer in American women and mammograms provide the best early detection.
While men may also develop breast cancer, it is not very common. Most breast cancers are found in women 50 years or older, though it can also affect young women.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS may include: Any change in size or shape of the breast – Pain in any area of the breast – A new lump in the breast or underarm—Discharge from the nipple other than breast milk
RISK FACTORS you cannot change include: Getting older—A family history of Breast Cancer—Dense breast—Menstruation starting before 12 years old or menopause starting after 55 years old—Personal history of Breast Cancer or history of non-cancerous breast disease—Family history of Breast or Ovarian Cancer—Radiation treatments to the breast or chest before the age of 30—Women who were given, or whose mother took, the drug DES (diethylstilbesterol) between 1940-1971.
RISK FACTORS women can change: Women who are not physically active have a higher risk for breast cancer—Being overweight or obese after menopause have a higher risk for breast cancer than those at a normal weight—Studies show that a woman’s risk of breast increases increases the more alcohol she drinks
Talk to your doctor about: Ways you can reduce your risk of breast cancer—Instructions for doing self-breast exams—Having a mammogram
For more information: check the American Cancer Society website at: www.cancer.org
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