October is right around the corner, which means that it is almost breast cancer awareness month. Here’s an opportunity for you to learn more.
Breast Cancer Facts
According to nationalbreastcancer.org, “breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.” It is estimated that in 2021, 43,600 women and 530 men will die from breast cancer. In addition, it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States (NBCC, 2021). Older women are more likely to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer compared to younger women, and the median age for a breast cancer diagnosis is 62 (ACS, 2021).
“While the breast cancer mortality rate has declined the number of women and men who die each year is rising and will continue to rise as the aging population grows” (stopbreastcancer.org). Due to this reason, it is imperative for young and old people to be aware of how to identify possible symptoms of breast cancer.
Introducing the Breastcare App, a phone application that is all about educating women about breast cancer. The Breastcare app is free of charge, and available in many languages so that everyone is guaranteed to learn and educate themselves. The app includes a period calendar where you are reminded to check your breasts every month and take note of any changes.
In addition, the app offers facts and tips to stay informed and updated with the best information available. It’s always better to know more sooner, than later! Downloading the breastcare app is just one step closer to staying safe and preventing breast cancer for yourself, or a loved one.
I hope that this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you inform yourself and those around you! If you’re interested in learning more about taboo topics, sexual health and STD prevention, health-hacks, or anything of that matter, then check out our articles under the food and health tab.