October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It celebrates the 2.8 million survivors of breast cancer, and emphasizes the need to continue research to cure the disease. Here are 30 facts about breast cancer we, and all our loved ones, should be aware of.
1. One Hundred Times More Common in Women
Though men do get breast cancer, the leading risk factor is simply being a woman and getting older.
2. Know the Warning Signs of Breast Cancer
Though they are not the same for all women, the most common signs are: change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge.