Breast Cancer Awareness
October isn't just all about pumpkins, it's also Breast Cancer Awareness month! I remember growing up my secondary school would hold an annual Talent Show and all the money raised would go towards Breast Cancer Research. Then when I got to college, a sorority had their philanthropy be for Breast Cancer awareness, they held 5Ks, bake sales, parties you name it. Now as an adult I work with patients who battle the disease. I see firsthand how it affects them and their families. Cancer is no joke, but if we're smart we can get ahead of it.
Did you know 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease in her lifetime? Statistically speaking, this probably means you already know someone who has dealt with the disease. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. About 250,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year alone. That's crazy! Thanks for the American Cancer Society I've rounded up list of things you can do to prevent Breast Cancer and how to stay ahead of it.
Maintain a healthy weight
Be physically active
Limit/ lower alcohol intake
Self Checks with monthly exams
Get tested if you have a family history of Breast Cancer
If you think something is suspicious go see your doctor!
If you'd like to learn more about Breast Cancer here's a great PDF link, that gives you some great information.