Breast Cancer Facts – Awareness Facts About Breast Cancer

Facts About Breast Cancer

Nearly 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer and estimated 440 of them die each year.

Breast cancer deaths have decreased since 1989, with large decrease in women who are under 50.

The decrease can be attributed to earlier detection through screening, treatment advancement and increased awareness.

African-American women have highest breast cancer death rates, flowed by non-Hispanic white women, Asia/Pacific women.

Breast cancer risks nearly doubles if the woman has a first-degree relative (mother, daughter, sister) who has earlier being diagnosed with it.

By minimizing alcohol intake the risk of developing breast cancer can be controlled. Have no more than one alcohol per day.

If a woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer then she is four times more likely to develop a new cancer in the same breast or in the other breast.

Smoking increases the risk of developing breast cancer. Younger woman who smoke have high risk of breast cancer than their nonsmoking peers.

13% of women can develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of developing breast cancer.