Breast Cancer Awareness

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It’s important that women over the age of 50 are getting regular mammograms to check for breast cancer, and all women are performing self-examinations. (© MarsBars / Getty Images)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, organizations will raise funds for research and aid, and raise awareness for the disease that is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

All women are at risk of getting breast cancer, in fact, 1 in 8 women will develop it in their lifetime. 1 in 100 cases of breast cancer affects men, and symptoms can be similar including a lump or swelling in the breast, irritation or dimpling in the skin, and nipple discharge. People over the age of 50 are most at risk for breast cancer, but about 9% of new cases are women under the age of 45. (

It’s important to remain vigilant of the symptoms, stay up to date on the latest news and medical findings, and regularly perform self-examinations.

The experts at University Health News want to keep you informed on important topics of women’s health, including breast cancer and other illnesses that frequently affect women. Review the articles below for more information.

Tell Your Doctor About Breast Cancer Symptoms

Being comfortable talking to your doctor about possible symptoms may help identify the disease in its earliest stages.

5 Breast Cancer Prevention Tips That Could Save Your Life

The annual rate for new breast cancer diagnoses has stayed the same for 10 years… prevention tips are essential to getting this number down.

Breast Cancer Treatment Options to Consider

More breast cancer treatment options are becoming available as medical experts discover more about this disease. 

Is There an Alternative to Mammogram Screening?

While mammograms serve as the primary tool in screening for breast cancer, there are alternatives for certain cases that may help in detecting breast cancer earlier. 

Understanding Your Breast Pain

Breast pain doesn’t always mean breast cancer. Other factors in your life, like drinking too much caffeine, could be causing this symptom. 

Getting a Biopsy: 8 Things You Need to Know

Biopsies are very important medical tools and should never be postponed or avoided out of fear. 

FREE GUIDE: Detecting Cancer

Learn the risk factors and causes of cancers that affect millions every year. Recognizing signs early can play a large part in cancer recovery. Download this FREE PDF today. 

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