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Infographic: Breast Self Exam and Breast Cancer Facts

OMG

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

Your Breasts:



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.



BREAST CANCER

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:

READ REVIEVS

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.



Saline

implants have a lifespan of 10-15 years



Silicone

feels more like a natural breast than saline



Fat transfer

uses your body���s own tissues



DON���T BE AFRAID TO ASK ABOUT

WHAT���S NEXT.



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

be expected.



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



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Infographic: Breast Self Exam and Breast Cancer Facts

shared by locateadoc on Nov 02, 2012 in Health

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