October 2, 2005

October is breast cancer awareness month!!

Did you know?
  • 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer?
  • A woman dies of breast cancer every 11 minutes?
  • 80% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors?
  • 5-10% have a family history of breast cancer?
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer of all women?
  • It is the leading cause of death for women 35-54?

You are at Risk if you're...

  • Female
  • 50+ years of age
  • Never having given birth
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Family history of cancer
  • Younger than 12 when menstruation began
  • Smoker
  • Obese

Women over the age of 20 should examine their breast once a month!!!

Please click here for Breast Self Examination.

I also added a bunch of breast cancer awareness links to the sidebar.

1 comment:

Kaydee said...

Just so you know, here is a great way to help and it is free to you.

Just go to www.thebreastcancersite.com and click on the "Fund Free Mamograms" button. This site is funded by sponsers that have pledged to pay per click. Each computer is limited to only one click per day, so it is really important that you come back everyday and click that button. The money goes to fund free mamograms for underprivileged women who would not otherwise be able to afford this important tool in the anti-breast cancer arsenal.