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.