Poster from The Breast Cancer Site
One might think that because I am a man, I should not be aware about breast cancer. It is a fact that men can also be victims of this killing disease.
According to National Breast Cancer Foundation estimation, over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer yearly and over 40,000 die. For men, around 1,700 men will be diagnosed and 450 die every year.
With this, here are some important facts about this killing disease that we might not know yet.
A lump in the breast is NOT a breast cancer
Some women do not seek help from a doctor because they are afraid to know that they have breast cancer. According to data, eight out of ten lumps are not cancerous. Although there are ways to self-check if you are at risk of this disease, it is better that you visit your doctor regularly. Mammography is so far the best way to check for breast cancer and earlier detection means it is more curable. It is also false to say that mammography can spread the cancer.
Breast cancer is for everybody
Ninety percent of breast cancer causes are due to aging that causes genetic abnormalities while only 10% can be inherited from parents. This means that the risk is getting higher as they grow older. It can also be considered as a heterogeneous disease, which means that it is a different disease in different women and in different age groups. However, having a risk factor does not necessarily mean you will get the disease.
Breast cancer cannot cause immediate death
While breast cancer is the most common disease for women, it cannot kill you immediately. The fact is if detected early, the five-year survival rate is 96%. Although it has yet been really proven that smoking and eating fatty foods can cause breast cancer, it reduces the survival rate once you are detected of this disease. In addition, 85% of women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease and it is not a communicable decease.
With this, according to The Breast Cancer Site dot Com , we can help victims by clicking the banner below. It will not cost us anything but it can give free mammograms to breast cancer patients.
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