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Fact # 1. Earlier diagnosis means a better prognosis.

  • The most important step is – speaking with your doctor to know your risk.

 

Fact #2. Screening can begin at age 40.

  • It is important to practice Breast Self-Awareness even before you are 40.

 

Fact #3. For people with high risk, screening should be done early. High risk includes:

  • Personal history of breast cancer.
  • Have a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation (through a genetic test).
  • Had radiation therapy to the chest when they were between 10 and 30 years old.

 

Fact #4. A full mastectomy is not the only treatment for Breast Cancer.

 

Fact #5. Breast cancer does not just affect women

  • According to the American Cancer Society, for men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833.

 

Fact #6. Lower your risk of breast cancer, with Regular Screening.

 

Other ways to lower your risk are:

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Reduce alcohol consumption.

 

Source:

https://www.cchrchealth.org/cancer-education-materials/

6 Facts Everyone Should Know About Breast Cancer (nyp.org)

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