October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
TV Host Ananda Lewis says “This is tough for me, but if just ONE woman decides to get her mammogram after watching this, what I’m going through will be worth it” as she revealed she has been battling Stage 3 Breast Cancer. In an IG video ( see below) she is encouraging women to PRACTICE EARLY DETECTION
and hopes her story can help save lives.
Here are a few fast facts you should know about Breast Cancer (1):
• One in eight women will be impacted by breast cancer in their lifetime.
• In the United States, it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
• After lung cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer death.
• Every year in the United States, more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease.
• Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer can also affect younger women.
• Men can also be impacted by breast cancer, but it is not as common. About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States affects a man.
• Early detection is the most effective way of surviving the cancer. When found early, the chance of curing is promising; exceeding over 90 percent.
What Are the Symptoms?
There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include—
• Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
• Pain in any area of the breast.
• Nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood).
• A new lump in the breast or underarm.
Cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important. If you have any signs that worry you, see your doctor right away. Breast
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
Former MTV veejay Ananda Lewis Reveals She Has Stage 3 Breast Cancer
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