With all that's going on with COVID19, the Presidential Election, and Racial Injustice we must not forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC, each year, in the United States, more than 250,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease. The stats are startling. Breast Cancer is real!!
Unfortunately, there is not sufficient knowledge on the EXACT causes of breast cancer and there is no cure. However, when breast cancer is detected early, there is a good chance that with treatment, the disease can be kept under control and go into remission. If detected to late, treatment is often no longer an option.
With that said, thou shall know the facts:
1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, behind skin cancer.
While older women are more vulnerable, breast cancer can be diagnosed at any age.
On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
Breast Cancer occurs in women mainly, but men can get it, too!
Family history: Risk is higher among women whose close blood relatives have this disease. Less than 15 percent of women with breast cancer have a family member with the disease.
So Sweet Pea, do yourself a solid....if you notice a change in your breast or underarm area it could be one of the warning signs of breast cancer. Go visit your doctor. It's important, even during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Let's remember to get screened, educate ourselves, raise awareness, and lend support to our Queens fighting Breast Cancer. We got this and we're all in this together (.)(.) !