It’s estimated more than 246,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2016, more than 40,000 will die.
Fewer than five percent of them will occur in women under 40 but if you’re in your 20s or 30s, now’s the time to educate yourself.
And it’s not just women, 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 440 will die.
Know your body and know the risks. It could save your life.
It’s that time again. If you’re forty or older you should be getting regular mammograms. Younger if you are high risk. A mammogram spotted my breast cancer so talk to your doctor about when you should start and how often you should be tested. Early Detection could save your life, it saved mine.
Studies show that regular exercise and eating fruits and vegetables may lower your risk of getting breast cancer. Studies also show that women who drink two to three alcoholic drinks per day have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer than non-drinkers.
Just two hours of exercise a day for five days a week could reduce your risk by more than 18-percent. The American Cancer Society actually recommends a combination of moderate and vigorous activity for about 3 and a half hours each week.
This disease has affected many of our loved ones, so please, join us at KHON2, in the fight against cancer.