March 27, 2014

Let's talk about Boobs.

Selfies aint her thing, so when my friend Marta of Bombshell Health was nominated to take one for the #nomakeupselfie campaign, she decided to share some breast cancer facts instead, alongside a handy breast self-examination card to help ladies get acquainted with their ladies. 





According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization. Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death among women, however, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.








In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
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