Breast Cancer: What you don’t know can kill you
What causes breast cancer? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know after not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight is the second most important way to reduce cancer risk? A rash can even mean breast cancer. And just because you don’t have a family history of breast cancer does not mean your risk is eliminated.
Exercise benefits women fighting breast cancer, study shows
There’s good news when it comes to exercise and breast cancer. Recent research shows working out benefits women fighting the disease. Of course, it’s important to note that the exercise was done in addition to standard cancer treatments. Budd adds that the data suggest it’s never too late to start exercising if you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer. The NIH study, which was a joint venture between SWOG Cancer Research Network, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic and others, can be found in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
3 ways to prevent, detect breast cancer
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center via CNN(CNN) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international campaign aimed at increasing awareness of the second most common cancer in women, with the goal of someday stopping it. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 271,270 new cases of breast cancer in 2019, 99% of which will be diagnosed in women. They advise drinking little to no alcohol, citing sources that indicate that the risk of breast cancer increases with alcohol consumption. Factors such as older age, dense breasts, genetic mutations, previous treatment using radiation therapy, and a family history of breast cancer may increase your risk of getting breast cancer, according to the CDC. Skin swelling or redness, change in breast shape, nipple discharge (other than breast milk), pain in or on the breast, and skin flaking or dimpling can be other possible warning signs of breast cancer, according to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Breast cancer survivor feels like herself' after novel reconstruction
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Survival is a top priority when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, but once treatment is complete, women want to feel like themselves again. Mariann Lotenero, 62, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, wasn't satisfied with her "new normal" after having a double mastectomy to treat triple-negative breast cancer in 2011. But six years after beating breast cancer, she'd had enough. Lotenero had her nerve-restoring reconstruction six years after her breast cancer diagnosis.
Albuquerque patrol car painted pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Albuquerque PD(CNN) - As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins on Oct. 1, the Albuquerque Police Department is showing its support by painting a new patrol car bright pink -- the official color of breast cancer awareness. "Our mission with the car is to create breast cancer awareness, and acknowledge the fight against all cancer," Albuquerque police said in a Facebook post. Police stations across the nation are embracing pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. In the US, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
Mom uses breast pump during Ironman 70.3
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, and a leading cause of death among women? Studies have suggested that breastfeeding reduces breast cancer risk. “I had brought my hand pump and I just decided to go for it. “It takes a little bit of work with the hand pump, and my legs were very tired.