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5 Things You Didn't know about Breast Cancer

Saturday, October 17, 2015



If you pay close attention to anything at all .. you would have realized that whenever October rolls around you see all Pink Everywhere! What does this all mean? Well it means in the month of October various aspects of Breast Cancer will be talked about just so people can know more about the disease. We all know about chemotherapy and all the other basic stuff but today I would like to share 5 things you might not know about the disease.


#1: AFRICAN AMERICAN ( BLACK ) women are more likely to die from the disease. I know you are probably saying "another thing killing our race", I share those same sentiments. Black women under the age of 45 are not only likely be to diagnosed with the disease but we are also most likely to die from it.



#2: Second Hand Smoke may increase the risk: I don't know about anybody else but I hate it when people randomly puff smoke on others in public!  If you have friends or family who smoke , be sure to stay away from them as they could be slowly giving you Cancer.



#3: A Woman Dies from Breast Cancer Every 13 Minutes: What a number! If you are in a room with 20 women ... 13 out of that 20 will die of that disease! According to the most recent data, from 2006, 191,410 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,820 died from it.



#4: EARLY DETECTION CAN INCREASE SURVIVAL RATE: Doctors believe that early detection of the disease can increase survival rate to 96%. Ladies, this is why you need to do mammograms as they are to be done.



#5: 80% of LUMPS ARE BENIGN: Found a lump in your Breasts? There is an 80% chance it could benign . Experts say that more than 80 percent of breast lumps turn out to be noncancerous and often harmless.

If there is anyway you can help to spread awareness to the disease please do it. Let's be active and try to do more than wear pink. There are numerous charities who raise money for Cancer research so you can give a small donation to those. 


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18 comments on "5 Things You Didn't know about Breast Cancer"
  1. This cause is near and dear to my heart. I wish we could just find a cure already.

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  2. Breast cancer screening is critical to surviving the disease. A friend of mine got a mammogram after her mother's diagnosis and found out she had cancer too. It saved her life.

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  3. Breast cancer is such a wicked beast... my aunt is a 25 breast cancer survivor so we have already been down that road before and it's dang hard. Makes it even more important to take the time to take care of yourself!

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  4. Wow, you are right - I didn't know any of these! Thanks for the straight up facts about breast cancer.

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  5. I have had several people in my family pass away from breast cancer. Now I am very paranoid when I had a lump or someone in my family does.

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  6. These are interesting facts. I never worried about breast cancer till my scare two years ago now I do everything I can to stay healthy.

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  7. Great photos and what a lovely model you have there!
    I had no idea black women were more likely to get breast cancer!

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  8. Early detection is truly important. When I felt a lump, I went to check it out and everything was fine.

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  9. Every 13 minutes.. so scary. I think early detection seems to be so key. Such great percentages there. I wish it were 100%.

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  10. Thanks for getting the word out. I have lost loved ones to breast cancer and pray for a cure in my lifetime.

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  11. Oh wow, how sobering. Especially the thought that a good percentage of women I know will be diagnosed. Safety first, it takes two minutes to check for lumps and bumps!

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  12. I have several friends fighting breast cancer now. Thanks for spreading the word!

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  13. You're right, I didn't know many of your 5 things. I did know how important early detection is for survival. Thanks for the reminder!

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  14. Wow some of the facts associated with it are astounding. I am so so so glad there is a huge initiative to find a cure.

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  15. The Breast Cancer statistics are staggering. So many women I know are affected by it...if not themselves, than family or friends. It's important to do more than just wear pink, like you said. I participate in our local Breast Cancer Awareness 5K to do a little something in support!

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  16. I had a scare last month and thankfully it came out clean but it is at the forefront of my mind frequently. Thanks for the facts.

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  17. I actually knew this. It being Breast Cancer month, I've already read up on it as it's so so important that we all take precautions and get that mammogram once a year!!!

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  18. My grandmother died from it and ever since then every thing I feel I get freaked out and get it checked out. I just wish that they would find a cure.

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