This video provides more details about one of the most common cancers among American women: breast cancer. Here are 6 fast facts and tips about breast cancer awareness and risk.
How can you improve your breast cancer awareness and risk?
Whether it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month or any other day in the year, it's important to be informed about breast cancer. Here are a few basic breast cancer facts:
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races and ethnicities (excluding nonmelanoma cancers). It is also diagnosed among men, though. (CDC)
- Family medical history plays a large role. Your risk of breast cancer almost doubles if you have a relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. (BreastCancer.org)
- The most common breast cancer symptoms are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple, and nipple discharge. Monitoring your breasts for the signs of breast cancer can aid in early detection and survival. (Susan G. Komen)
Education is the best way to empower yourself against the risk of breast cancer, but breast cancer awareness is only the beginning. You can support breast cancer prevention by making lifestyle changes now. Watch the video below to get more information about breast cancer awareness and risk.
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