October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
For this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out some cool statistics and tips on how to spot breast cancer. Regular self-examinations, mammograms and doctor visits are key to staying healthy! Being diligent means spotting any problems early – when cancer is most treatable.
Some facts about Breast Cancer:
- One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes.
- Over 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year alone.
- Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, only exceeded by Lung cancer
Tips on spotting Breast Cancer
- Swelling in all or part of the breast
- Skin dimpling or irritation
- Breast or nipple pain
- During an exam, you feel solid pebble like areas within the breast
- Redness or thickening of nipple or breast skin
Good news! Breast Cancer survivor ship has tripled in the past 60 years!
About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.
The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that improve the health of under-served women and increase awareness and advocacy in the community.
Summary & Design prepared by Carolyn Northrup with information from the following sources: