Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Be Aware!

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!"-www.nationalbreastcancer.org

This month we celebrate The Women.
The women who have suffered and battled Breast Cancer. It can occur in Men also-so we think of those men that have it as well.

Here are some Facts about Breast Cancer:
1.        1:8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer
2.        It is the most common cancer in women
3.        It is the second leading cause of death among women
4.        Each year it is est. that over 220,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
5.        Although, breast cancer in men is rare, an est. 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approx. 410 will die each year.

Risk Factors: Watch this Video

Genetic Factors:
Here are some factors that cannot be changed
1. Gender: Breast Cancer occurs nearly 100 times more often in women than in men
2. Age: 2:3 women with invasive cancer are diagnosed after age 55
3. Race:  Breast Cancer is diagnosed more often in Caucasian women than women of other races.
4. Family History: if your mother, sister, father or child has been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, you have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in the future. Your risk increases if your relative was diagnosed before the age of 50.
5. Menstrual & Reproductive History: Early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after 55), having your first child at an older age, or never having given birth can also increase your risk for breast cancer.
6. Certain Genome Changes: Mutations in certain genes, this is determined through a genetic test.
7. Dense Breast Tissue: this can increase your risk as well. It can make the lumps harder to detect. It is a law in most states for the Doctor to disclose this dense tissue information to their patients.

If you would like to make a donation please visit:

Other Ways to help:
1.  Donate a Mammogram- $100, provides a mammogram for a woman in need
2.  Start a Fundraiser-Try and bring your community together
3.  Become a Sponsor- You can partner with a nationally-recognized charity.
4.  Shop at www.nbcfshop.com

                               We want to help people be aware! Wear Pink!