Did you know one in every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign increases awareness of this potentially deadly and scary disease. Many women (and men) do not use the self-exam to detect breast cancer. Medical Department Store is proud to support breast cancer research and would like to provide you with facts about breast cancer.
Breast cancer is a disease where cancer cells form in the tissues of the breast and is not limited to damaging surrounding tissue. Over time, the cancer cells turn into a tumor which results as a lump in the breasts. If you notice or feel a lump in your breast, speak with your doctor as soon as possible. Keep in mind, some breast lumps are not cancerous, but still may need to be looked at.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation states that less than one percent of all breast cancer cases develop in males. Most cases of breast cancer happen with women, but men need to be aware of the cruel cancer as well.
Males and females are born with the same breast cells and tissue. Men are not excluded from getting breast cancer even though they cannot produce milk. Even though the chances are low, every one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
Men who feel they have breast cancer should see their doctor right away. Men don’t usually notice warning signs of them having breast cancer and have a higher mortality rate because of it. If men have breast cancer, like women, they’ll feel a lump underneath their nipple and areola.
Doctors and breast cancer specialists still cannot pinpoint why a man or woman could get breast cancer where another man or woman doesn’t. There are no exact causes of breast cancer. Some women do believe some risk factors may increase their breast cancer chances. Men or women will NOT get breast cancer being near someone who has it or is recovering from it.
Medical Department Store hopes you’ve learned how breast cancer starts and how it affects many lives daily. Please visit our full online catalog today!Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month