Facts About Breast Cancer for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 

October is a month for Halloween spooks, pumpkin-spiced lattes, and all things orange. However, October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an important campaign about raising awareness about this deadly disease. To help spread the message and educate yourself about this disease, check out these facts you may not know.

 

  • One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, it does happen. One percent of breast cancer patients are men.
  • Today, over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the U.S.
  • As a woman gets older, her chance of getting breast cancer increases. A woman in her 60s is 100 times more likely to get the disease than a woman in her 20s.
  • Mammograms can reduce the number of deaths by 30 to 40 percent. Regular mammograms help to detect the disease earlier, greatly improving survival rates and life expectancy.
  • Eight-five percent of breast cancer patients have no family history of the disease.
  • Women who drink alcohol excessively have a fifty percent higher chance of getting breast cancer.
  • There is growing evidence that eating traditional soy products, e.g. tofu, may lower the risk of cancers of the breast.
  • Studies found that breast cancer development was higher in women who regularly consumed cow’s milk.
  • The youngest breast cancer survivor was only 3 years old.

 

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