One in eight. That is how many women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. In the US, nearly 253,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and another 63,410 with non-invasive breast cancer. These are daunting statistics. But awareness is the first step towards more effective treatment – and a cure.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is about much more than wearing pink ribbons. Thanks to awareness efforts:
When women (and men – one in 1000 will develop breast cancer) are informed and aware of the risks – and of the preventative measures and treatment options available today – they can make informed decisions to protect their health.
Some steps you can take now to reduce your risk of breast cancer:
These steps deliver bonus benefits: they help you stave off heart disease, diabetes, and other serious health conditions.
This October, turn awareness into action. Take a step towards better health, and a decreased risk of developing breast cancer, today.