Breast cancer has become a global problem. In recent years, it’s become the most common cancer among women worldwide. As you’ll see below, judging by the numbers, breast cancer is a dangerous threat we can’t ignore any more.
Hundreds of thousands of women are affected every year. Breast cancer is usually noticeable by a lump in the breasts. At that point, you can be sure that something bad is happening there. But if you notice the early symptoms, you have a much better chance of stopping the cancer.
To give you an idea of how common breast cancer is, here are some of the numbers. Yes, they sound terrifying.
- One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer once in her life.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- According to estimates, 246,660 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Of them, more than 40,000 lose their life.
- It’s rare, but men are diagnosed with breast cancer as well. The numbers show more than 2,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Of them, more than 400 lose their life.
- Every 13 minutes, a woman dies due to breast cancer.
- Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Currently, there are almost 3 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.
In order to be one of the survivors, you need to look before :
Early Signs Of Breast Cancer :
- New moles or strange changes in existing moles.
- As soon as you notice a new mole, visit a doctor. According to research, women with moles have a 13% increased risk of breast cancer. So women with moles should be more careful, and they should schedule regular tests and visits to the doctor’s office just so they can detect breast cancer early.
- If you have moles all over your body, the moment you notice one of your moles is changing, visit the doctor.
Signs of Breast Cancer :
Aches and pains in the breast area
As I mentioned at the beginning, a lump in the breast could be a sign of breast cancer. But before the lump develops, you’ll notice unexplainable pain and aches in the breast area. The moment you feel unusual aches, along with occasional throbbing and discomfort, visit your doctor.