Saturday, January 10, 2009

The PINK Sisterhood (tag by Tinie~)

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This one is all about breast cancer, which everyone knows is one of the most life-threatening diseases today. I’m doing my part in spreading awareness on breast cancer by sharing some scary yet so very true facts on breast cancer. Ladies, do take note!

-> One in eight women or 12.6% of all women will get breast cancer in her lifetime.-> Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk.

-> Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.

-> Seventy-seven percent of women with breast cancer are over 50.

-> Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

-> Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia,early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, and daily consumption of alcohol.

-> Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exam and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.Above facts taken from Women’s Health Organisation Forum.

Fact taken from Women's Health.