October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Student Health Services would like to remind our faculty, staff, and students of the importance of breast health to increase awareness of breast cancer and its effects of it.
Breast cancer is a disease where malignant tumors form in the tissue of the breast. Next to skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer. In 2021, an estimated 330,000 women and 2,650 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
While there are over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, an estimated 43,600 women and 530 men will die from breast cancer this year alone.
There are many myths about the cause of cancer in general, including that breast cancer is sometimes attributed to caffeine, deodorant, microwaves, and cell phones. Encountering someone who has been diagnosed with cancer is also a misconception.
In an effort to provide accurate information and increase awareness, Student Health Services invites you to visit the American Cancer Society website to learn more about how to reduce your risk for different cancers.
“Early detection saves lives”