It is October again, which means that it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I want to share some common breast cancer facts with you. Ladies and Gentlemen please do monthly breast exams and if anything does not feel right or look right please get it checked out.
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among American women and the second leading cause of cancer death.
An average of 112 women, in the U.S., die of breast cancer every day, basically one woman every 15 minutes.
In economically effluent societies, the risk of breast cancer is more than in economically deprived one.
Estimates show there would be a drop by 25% or more in breast cancer deaths, if every woman over the age of 50 had her yearly mammogram.
Nearly 400 men die of breast cancer each year, making it relatively rare.
Breastfeeding seems to have a positive effect in reducing breast cancer and it seems the greater the duration, the greater the benefit.
The thickness of your breast seems to have a factor in breast cancer with high breast density having a four- to six-fold increased risk of breast cancer as compared to women with lower breast density.
Pomegranates may help prevent breast cancer, according to research, as a result of the chemicals called ellagitannins and its ability to block the production of estrogen, which can fuel some types of breast cancer.
Brassica vegetables, Red and Black tea are protective against breast cancers.
Vitamin D, Fish oil and Folic acid have protective roles and decrease chances of breast cancer.