Today is the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection is the best protection, so if you haven’t already gotten checked, make sure you and all the women you love have their appointments scheduled.
The more you know about breast cancer, the more you can do to prevent it. Here are a few facts and ways to reduce your risk:
Fact: 1 in 8 Women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Fact: 95% of women who are diagnosed early survive more than five years, many even a full lifetime.
Fact: An estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among U.S. women this year, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer.
Reduce your risk: If you are 40 or older, get a mammogram and breast exam every year. Check your breasts on your own frequently, and report any breast changes to your doctor right away.
Fact: Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer.
Fact: Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Reduce your risk: Maintain healthy weight throughout life. You can do this by engaging in regular physical activity (at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity each week) and limiting alcohol intake to less than one drink each day for women (two drinks for men).
NuCara is glad to assist women who are suffering or recovering from breast cancer in any way we can. Each of our locations includes a New Image Boutique with specially designed apparel for women who have recently undergone breast surgery.
Thanks to all of our NuCara team members who decided to think PINK this month!