Many of us, and our patients, here at Mount Pleasant Spine Center know someone who has battled breast cancer. In honor of all those who have fought against breast cancer, as well as breast cancer awareness month, we thought we would share some information and facts about breast cancer.
How common is breast cancer?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women (besides skin cancer), and the second most common cause of cancer death in women.
There is a staggering statistic that approximately 266,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by the end of 2018!
Can I do anything to help prevent breast cancer?
We have known for a number of years that an individual’s risk of breast cancer gets lower after implementing some specific lifestyle changes. Women who exercise, don’t smoke, don’t binge drink, stay a healthy weight after menopause, and use the pill for a shorter number of years have a lower risk for breast cancer. In addition, Breast mammography, has been instrumental in detecting breast cancer when it does occur.
In honor of breast cancer awareness month Charleston and the surrounding area provides us with plenty of opportunities to get out and support our local charities in the fight against breast cancer.
For any questions or to make an appointment at our Mount Pleasant Chiropractic office call 843-416-8012.