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I FOUND A LUMP!
More Power to you:
THE POWER TO DETECT BREAST CANCER IS
LITERALLY IN YOUR HANDS.
BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION IS EFFECTIVE IN DETECTING
70% OF BREAST ABNORMALITIES
40% OF DIAGNOSED BREAST CANCERS ARE DETECTED BY WOMEN WHO FEEL A LUMP
BREAST CANCER FEELS LIKE
A HARD ROCK IN THE BREAST
78% OF THE TIME
WE KNOW THE TRUTH:
Giving yourself a breast exam is the last thing on your mind as you cherish the few minutes of peace and quiet you get in the shower each day! The truth of it is, if you want to keep wearing your favorite bras, you���ll need to make sure that what fills them up is healthy. So next time you take a shower, take a minute to get to know yourself a little better.
3 MAJOR Reasons
You Should Examine
1. YOU ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF
CANCER IF you drink alcohol, are
overweight, or are physically inactive.
TIP: INSTEAD OF HITTING HAPPY HOUR, ONE HOUR OF RUNNING CAN BURN UPWARDS OF 400 CALORIES
2. IF YOUR MOM HAD IT, YOU
COULD TOO: 20-30% of women
who develop breast cancer have a
family history of the disease.
3. THE OLDER YOU ARE THE HIGHER YOUR RISK IS: 1 in 8 women
will develop breast cancer over the course of a lifetime, and your risk increases as you get older. While 0.44 percent of women ore diagnosed with breast cancer by age 30 (1 in 227), 2.38 percent are diagnosed by age 50, and 3.82
percent of women are diagnosed with it by the age of 70 (1 in 26).
TIP: STARTING AT AGE 40, IT���s RECOMMENDED THAT WOMEN GET A YEARLY MAMMOGRAM SINCE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER INCREASES AS YOU AGE.
DONT SKIP OUT ON THIS IMPORTANT RITUAL!
GIVE YOURSELF A BREAST EXAM
WHILE THERE ARE SEVERAL APPROACHES TO THE SELF EXAM, ONE FAVORITE METHOD IS IN THE SHOWER. IT WILL GIVE YOU EXCUSE TO PUT OFF SHAVING YOUR LEGS FOR AN EXTRA FEW MINUTES
PUT YOUR HAND BEHIND YOUR HEAD TO MAKE SURE THE BREAST TISSUE IS PROPERLY SPREAD OUT
PRESS GENTLY WHILE MOVING YOUR FINGERS IN A CIRCULAR FASHION FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE BREAST TO THE NIPPLE
REPEAT ON THE OTHER SIDE
AND TRY IT AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH/ALL YEAR ROUND
IF YOU FIND A LUMP, DON���T PANIC.
2,26,870 women were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer last year. While you might feel completely alone, you are anything but.
BY THE MAP
New Breast Cancer Cases, 2011
NUMBER OF WOMEN PER 100,000.
WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER.
92 + 74 + 57+ 40 + 22 +
FINDING YOUR DOCTOR
3 THINGS TO DO WHEN CHOOSING A DOCTOR:
SEE BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
CHECK FINANCING OPTIONS
OBGYN CONFIRMS YOUR DIAGNOSIS
RADIOLOGIST ASSESSES THE CANCER
ONCOLOGIST TREATS THE CANCER
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON PRESENTS SURGICAL OPTIONS
When you Are dealing with the stress of finding a
lump, you may feel too overwhelmed to know
what to do next. But thanks to websites that help
you to find a doctor, read testimonials, and learn
about financing options in advance, the process can be painless. Don���t put it off! The sooner you find a local doctor, the sooner you can take action.
The Good News
is that your days of wearing sexy bras are not necessarily over. There are a lot of reconstructive options that will allow you to keep your curves, but ditch the cancer. A
recent study proves that reconstruction will not only help you feel better when you look in the mirror, but improve your psychosocial and sexual well-being.
implants have a lifespan of 10-15 years
feels more like a natural breast than saline
uses your body���s own tissues
DON���T BE AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT
Not only are some women never shown breast reconstruction surgery results, but previous research shows 7 OUT OF 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer are never even told about their breast reconstruction options.
ﾊﾗﾢ Less than a quarter (23%) of women know the wide range of breast reconstruction options available.
ﾊﾗﾢ Only 22% of women are familiar with the quality of outcomes that can
ﾊﾗﾢ Only 19% of women understand that the timing of their treatment for breast cancer and the timing of their decision to undergo reconstruction greatly impacts their options and results.
ONLY 1 IN 4 WOMEN WITH INSURANCE GETS RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IMMEDIATELY AFTER HER MASTECTOMY
While your bra may have been your only source for support in the past, you���ll learn to rely on a different kind of push-up in the future:
the breast cancer community & your doctor.
BE PROACTIVE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.
WOMEN THAT DETECT THEIR CANCER
IN STAGE 1 HAVE AN
86% SURViVAL RATE