October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while to some it means just wearing "Pink" , to others it means so much more. Every year we here at Haute People provide you with information on Breast Cancer , this year will be no different.
Did you Know Facts
- In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.
- About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
- The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).
- About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
I personally do not have Breast Cancer but I implore all women to go out and get examined as the earlier you know , the better your chances are at getting help ( depending on how evasive/aggressive it is ) The self exam at home is still valid , however spend a little extra on yourself and go to a Medical Professional. There are numerous ways you can get information on Breast Cancer whether Online or at Your Doctors Office; it doesn't hurt to be informed.
If you like Ice Cream and is looking for a fun cool way to give to Breast Cancer Research , you can purchase a special Pink Waffle Cone from Cold Stone Creamery and part of the proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research.
For more information on Breast Cancer , please visit www.cancer.org
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