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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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the CURE

Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

statistics
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
risk factors
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
faqs and myths
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
tests and early screening
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
breast self examination
Breast Self-Examination
  • Perform at thesame timeevery month
  • Check for changes whenlying down,in theshower, and in themirror
  • Know what isnormalfor you
what is breast cancer
What is Breast Cancer?
  • Genes mutate and miscode
  • Cells gone bad multiply rapidly
  • Tumors form
    • Benign – not cancerous
    • Malignant – cancerous
treatments
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
learn more
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/
if you use this
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!