Oct 15, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I am sharing some information that I found on the web.

4 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer:
  1. Breast cancer affects teens as young as 15 and women as old as 54, but incidence and death increase with age.
  2. Breast cancer remains a leading cause of death for Filipino women. 
  3. Studies showed that only 5% of breast cancer cases are hereditary, although a woman's risk is higher if she has a relative suffering from the disease. 
  4. You may be healthy now, but it helps to protect yourself from the disease this early by exercising regularly, limiting your alcohol intake, maintaining a balanced diet, and avoiding exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants. 
5 Suspicious Signs Of Breast Cancer:
  1. Thickening near your armpit. 
  2. Scaling around the areola. 
  3. A puckered texture. 
  4. Changes in color. 
  5. An inverted nipple.
Self-Breast Examination:

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