Day 29 Commitment, Breast Cancer Fact

Day 29 of 31

Women with high breast density were found to have a four-to-six-fold increased risk of breast cancer compared with women with lower breast density.

Breast Cancer Facts and Figures:2009-2010.”American Cancer Society.2009. Accessed:January 19 ,2011

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Day 28 Commitment, Breast Cancer Fact

Day 28 of 31

The risk for breast cancer increases when a woman has been using HRT for more than five years.  The largest risk is when both estrogen and progesterone are given together.  Women who have had a hysterectomy and are taking pills containing estrogen alone are at less of a risk.

Bellenir, Karen, ed. 2009. Breast Cancer Sourcebook.34d ed. Detroid, MI:Omnigraphics

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Day 27 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

 

Day 27 of 31

Breast cancer was often called the “nun’s disease” because of the high incidence of nuns affected by the cancer.

Olson, James S. 2002. Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer, and History. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press.

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Day 26 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

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Day 26 of 31

Tumors are more likely to be malignant when they are firm and have irregular shapes, while benign tumors are more likely to feel round or soft.  However, it is important to see a doctor when any lump is found in the breast.

Bellenir, Karen, ed. 2009. Breast Cancer Sourcebook.3rd ed. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics

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Day 25 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

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Day 25 of 31

There is a strong correlation between increased weight and breast cancer, especially those who gained weight in adolescence or after menopause.  Body fat composition in the upper body also increases the risk.

Carvalho, Lucia, RN/MSN, and James A. Stewart, MD.2009. The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer. Avon, MA:Adams Media

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Day 24 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

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Day 24 of 31

White women have a higher incidence of breast cancer than African American women.  However, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

“Breast Cancer Facts and Figures: 2009-2010.” American Cancer Society.2009.Accessed:January 19, 2011.

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Day 23 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

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Day 23 of 31

Studies show that social isolation and stress can increase the speed at which breast cancer tumors grow in animal models.

Bellenir, Karen, ed. 2009. Breast Cancer Sourcebook.34d ed. Detroit, MI:Omnigraphics.

 

 

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Day 22 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

 

Day 22 of 31

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports a higher risk of breast cancer
in women who take multivitamins.

Mann, Denise. “Multivitamins Linked to Breast Cancer Risk.” April 1, 2010. Accessed: January 19, 2011.

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Day 21 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

 

Day 21 of 31

The incidence of breast cancer is highest in more developed countries and lowest in less developed countries.

Carvalho, Lucia, RN/MSN, and James A. Stewart, MD. 2009. The Everything Health Guide to Living with Breast Cancer. Avon, MA: Adams Media

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Day 20 Commitment Breast Cancer Fact

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Day 20 of 31

Although not fully understood, research suggests that pre-eclampsia is associated with a decrease in breast cancer risk in the offspring and the mother.

Breast Cancer Facts and Figures:2009-2010.” American Cancer Society. 2009. Accessed: January 19, 2011.

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