Things To Know About Breast Cancer Awareness

0 October 13, 2017

October is the national month for supporting women who have been impacted by the fatal disease, breast cancer.

For all those who are still living with this disease, or have loved ones fighting this disease, the month of October has been designated just for breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is a disease which has been an epidemic in itself and sees a yearly rise of 3.4%. Now is the time to come together and take action to help change the survivor statistics that we hope to reduce. If you take a look at the entire world, almost 35% of the global diagnoses are from young women. In 2017, the united states reported more than 13,000 women below the age of 40 diagnosed with the disease. This is exactly why all women should know about breast cancer and should be aware of how common the disease is. Here are some interesting things to know about breast cancer:

#1. Research reveals that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found among women between the age of 15 and 39.

Despite young women, breast cancer is very rarely studied. There are current researchers, doctors, and oncologists who are making incremental strides towards comprehending the environmental factors which ultimately cause this type of cancer among women.

#2. Majority of women under 40 years old, can find breast tissues that are dense and can sometimes be prevented by an

0 October 21, 2016

Did you know that it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month? MedHealth Urgent Care is joining forces to fight for the cause. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, was organized by major breast cancer charities in 1985 and is held the month of October each year. This month long campaign was organized to help raise awareness, get people educated, promote mammography, raise funding, and give support for those who are, or have been affected by breast cancer. What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a tissue found in the breast and other parts of the body. Breast cancer occurs when the process of a cell goes wrong and new cells form when the body doesn’t need them, or when old damaged cells do not die as they should. When this happens, a build up of cells often forms a mass of tissue (a lump, growth, or tumor) and these cells can spread by breaking away from the tumor, entering into blood or lymph vessels, and then branch into tissues throughout the body. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer found in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Not only is it the most preventable form of cancer, but it is also the second leading cause of death among women. Since breast cancer is preventable through early detection, why are we not spreadi