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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