When it comes to keeping track of cancer, four main categories of statistics are used:
Incidence: How many people have been diagnosed during a specific amount of time
Mortality: How many people die from it
Survival: How many people are alive 5 years after being diagnosed
Risk: Chances of getting it
The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2020 are:
It is estimated that this statistic will double by 2040!
Survival rates mostly depend on what Stage the cancer is found but because survival statistics are based on large groups of people, they cannot be used to predict exactly what will happen to an individual patient. No two patients are entirely alike and treatment and responses to treatment can vary greatly.
For example, in the USA, here is the difference in survival between different Stages: Each country is different. What may be the statistic in the USA may not be the statistic for your own country. But it’s clear to see why early detection is so important.
You can see clearly from the graph, that when detected early, breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence, does not need to be fatal.
So, you may be wondering about the best way to keep ahead of this disease...well, this is what I want you to know:
1. I specialize in helping you live a preventative lifestyle. Everything that I teach helps you to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
Why? Because when I was diagnosed with both breast cancer and the BRCA2 gene mutation in July 2018, I made myself and you, (even though we may not have met yet) a promise and that's to do EVERYTHING in my power to not get this disease again, and I share ALL of those tips, tricks and facts with you!
Whether you're a breast cancer survivor, a BRCA carrier or a woman not wanting to be part of the 1in 8 statistic...you are in the right place!
2. The absolute best thing that you can do, starting today is to learn how to actually do your own monthly breast self-exam, and the 12 signs to look for! Who knew that there were so many things to watch for???
3. Whether you have boobs, no boobs (like me), one boob or foobs, WE ALL NEED TO DO THIS EXAM.
Even if you've had your breast tissue removed, we still need to check our lymph nodes...do you feel confident that you know what you're doing? I certainly didn't and that's why I became a Certified Global Breast Health Educator with the Know Your Lemons Foundation.
I'd like to invite you to join my next Breast Health Party, grab your friends and have them sign up too. I'm even giving away prizes!
We are going to make this serious subject one that we all tackle together.
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We're in this together!