Breast Cancer Awareness — It’s Not Just an October Thing
Breast Cancer awareness is important year-round, not just in October. Many women forget all about taking care of themselves when its not right in their face, let's get a mammogram.
I'm right there with you every October, I am aware, I participate in events and help spread the word, but it's a busy time of the year and I don't get in for my exam.
Here's what I do... the first of every new year I get a mammogram. Come H-E-double L or high water. I remember it because its like changing the calendars, bed sheets (just kidding, I do that multiple times a month) and so on.
Have you had your mammogram in the last year? In the last 12 months? Let's get checking!
BREAST CANCER FACTS
- Men can get breast cancer, in fact over two-thousand new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in 2014 and about 430 men will die
- 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime
- Although death rates are dropping, about 40-thousand women were expected to die in 2014
- Breast Cancer death rates are higher than those of any other cancer with the exception of lung cancer
- About 85% of breast cancer cases are found in women with no family history of breast cancer