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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month For the CURE Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation Statistics 178,480 new invasive cases and 40,460 deaths estimated for women in ’07 Less than 5% of cases occur in women under 40 Occurs in 1 of every 3,000 pregnancies

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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  1. Breast Cancer Awareness Month For the CURE Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

  2. Statistics • 178,480new invasive cases and40,460deaths estimated for women in ’07 • Less than 5%of cases occur in women under40 • Occurs in1of every 3,000pregnancies • 2,030new cases and450deaths estimated formenin ’07 • 124women in every100,000are diagnosed everyyear

  3. Being female Getting older Family history Genetics Having children after 30 Overweight High socioeconomic status Drinking alcohol Not exercising Having first period before 12 Current/recent use of birth control pills Being tall Not breastfeeding Risk Factors

  4. FAQs and Myths • Yes, healthy diet and exercise can reduce risk • Yes, drinking alcohol increases risk when consumed in excess • No, large breasts do not increase risk • Yes, using birth control pills for more than five years increases risk • Yes, being overweight postmenopause increases risk • Yes, being slightly overweight premenopause reduces risk somewhat

  5. Tests and Early Screening • Mammography • Every year beginning at 40 • Clinical Breast Exam • Every 3 years 20-39, every year 40+ • Breast Self-Exam • Every month beginning at 20

  6. Breast Self-Examination • Perform at thesame timeevery month • Check for changes whenlying down,in theshower, and in themirror • Know what isnormalfor you

  7. What is Breast Cancer? • Genes mutate and miscode • Cells gone bad multiply rapidly • Tumors form • Benign – not cancerous • Malignant – cancerous

  8. Treatments • Surgery • “Lumpectomy” vs. “mastectomy” aka partial vs. whole • Radiation • High energy x-rays, always coupled with surgery • Chemotherapy • Anticancer drugs used after radiation and surgery • Hormonal therapies • Prevents release of hormones that make tumors grow • Targeted therapies • Attack specific molecules in cancer process

  9. Learn More • Susan G. Komen Foundation • cms.komen.org/Komen/index.htm • National Breast Cancer Foundation • www.nationalbreastcancer.org/ • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month • www.nbcam.com/

  10. If You Use This • Hey there! Hope you liked the bulletin board. If you do use this, please let me know, just for fun.  • Shawna, Colorado State Univ. RA in Edwards Hall • slstrick@holly.colostate.edu • Thanks and enjoy!

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