October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Nurse Noel from the Dr. Oz Show stopped by the First Aid with Kelly Kinkaid. She spoke with the Sway In The Morning crew about symptoms and ways we both women and men can check themselves for breast cancer.
With the exception of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer that women will face in their lifetimes. According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Most people are unaware that roughly 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
Watch the full interview below to learn more about testing for breast cancer.
Early detection is very important, because the sooner it is identified the better the chances to have it not spread. The Susan G. Komen foundation provides several ways to know the risks, help get screened and make healthy life choices for both women and men.