Saturday, September 8, 2012

Statistics

The story goes:
Nurse your children for healthy breasts (2 kids, 3.5 years nursing)
Stay healthy - cancer loves fat (I've been busting my buns exercising, for years)
A family history of cancer predisposes you to cancer (NO ONE in my family has ever had cancer)
If the lump in your breast hurts, it's probably not breast cancer (sore boobs mean healthy boobs?)
Only 15% of breast cancer survivors have a family history of cancer
Monthly self-breast exams detect cancer earlier than mammograms - YES

Bottom line - 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer, regardless of the above -
When will WE start preventing, rather than removing and curing?
Ridiculous.

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