Save the Boobies!

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it also my wonderful aunt Cissie’s birthday month (and a breast cancer survivor!), I wanted to do a breast cancer email just to keep everyone informed. I am sure most of us know someone who breast cancer has affected, so this is for each of those people. And fellows, don’t ignore this, you can get breast cancer too in your breast.
-1 in 8 of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.
-Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.
-A D-cup boob weighs about 1 pound
-Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.
-77% of women with breast cancer are over 50.
-The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman’s mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present.
-About 2 million women have boob implants…that is a lot of silicon. Average age 34.
-Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
-96% of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer-free after five years.
-Over 80% of breast lumps are not cancerous, but benign such as fibrocystic breast disease.
-Oral contraceptives may cause a slight increase in breast cancer risk; however 10 years after discontinuing use of oral contraceptives the risk is the same as for women who never used the pill.
-Men may also be diagnosed with breast cancer
-There is a mamogram machine called “BUCKY” (if you know Bucky Gage, my father, that will make you giggle)
I hope this helps you want to save all the boobies you know or have!

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