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All About Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Breast Cancer, after skin cancer, is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in American women.

1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime.

An expected 40,450 women will lose the fight with breast cancer in 2016.

Breast cancer is not only a concern for women; nearly 2600 men will be diagnosed this year. That is 1 for ever 1,000 men.

The 10 year survival rate for those diagnosed is 83%!
Breast cancer is essentially the uncontrolled growth in breast cells. A malignant (active) tumor forms from cells in the breast.

There are 4 stages of breast cancer, and early detection is key to conquering this diagnosis.

Once a patient is diagnosed with breast cancer, they work closely with a physician to determine which treatment is most appropriate for their specific situation.

Fortunately, there are a large variety of options available thanks to the advances in breast cancer research.

Finding a support network among family, friends, and other survivors helps to ease the fear of living with breast cancer. With this support and a positive attitude, any woman can conquer this disease.
The great news is that you can take action in your life to prevent the development of breast cancer. Some suggestions from physicians are:

-Eat a healthy, balanced diet
-Exercise regularly
-Maintain a healthy weight
-Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol use
-Conduct monthly self-examinations
-Yearly breast cancer screenings
There is a wealth of information for you to learn more about breast cancer.

breastcancer.org is a great website with information about cancer, prevention, treatment options, community events, support networks, and much more.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection is the key to catching breast cancer early and tackling the problem in an effective manner. Promote advocacy for all during this month!

Community Events and Fundraising: stay tuned to your local community for events in support of breast cancer and advocacy. There are many support networks right in your backyard!


†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Breast Cancer: The Basics

Being diagnosed with breast cancer or having someone close to you going through such an experience can be stressful, challenging, and emotional. The amount of information available is overwhelming and it can be easy to work yourself into a frenzy. 

Word of advice: take a deep breath. Remember what you can and can't control and take action to learn what you can about the situation. Here are the basics to get you started:

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