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Breast Cancer Awareness

October 2017

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Woman- Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer?

  • Regular physical activity decreases the chance of developing breast cancer. (National Cancer Institute)
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer worldwide among women. (National Breast Cancer Foundation)

Men- 2,600 men will be newly diagnosed with breast cancer by the end of 2017?

  • Excessive alcohol consumption causes cirrhosis of the liver; the second leading cause of breast cancer in men. (American Cancer Society)
  • 30% of people who excessively drink alcohol are more likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver by this percentage. (American Cancer Society)
  • #1Obesity is the number one cause of breast cancer in men. A healthy diet and exercising can help lower your risk.
  • 40%Mammograms have helped prevent around 40% of deaths from breast cancer since 1990.
  • 28,000The total number of annual cancer cases in men that are related to obesity.
  • 13The number in minutes a woman in the U.S. will lose her life to breast cancer.