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1 Breast Cancer Awareness Month For the CURE Thanks to the Susan G. Komen Foundation

2 Statistics 178,48040, ,480 new invasive cases and 40,460 deaths estimated for women in 07 Less than 5% 40 Less than 5% of cases occur in women under 40 1every 3,000 Occurs in 1 of every 3,000 pregnancies 2, men 2,030 new cases and 450 deaths estimated for men in ,000 year 124 women in every 100,000 are diagnosed every year

3 Risk Factors female Being female older Getting older Family Family history Genetics Genetics after 30 Having children after 30 Overweight Overweight socioeconomic High socioeconomic status alcohol Drinking alcohol exercising Not exercising before 12 Having first period before 12 birth control pills Current/recent use of birth control pills tall Being tall breastfeeding Not breastfeeding

4 FAQs and Myths reduce Yes, healthy diet and exercise can reduce risk increases Yes, drinking alcohol increases risk when consumed in excess do not No, large breasts do not increase risk increases Yes, using birth control pills for more than five years increases risk increases Yes, being overweight postmenopause increases risk reduces Yes, being slightly overweight premenopause reduces risk somewhat

5 Tests and Early Screening Mammography Every year beginning at 40 Every year beginning at 40 Clinical Breast Exam Every 3 years 20-39, every year 40+ Every 3 years 20-39, every year 40+ Breast Self-Exam Every month beginning at 20 Every month beginning at 20

6 Breast Self- Examination same timemonth Perform at the same time every month lying down shower mirror Check for changes when lying down, in the shower, and in the mirror normal you Know what is normal for you

7 What is Breast Cancer? mutatemiscode Genes mutate and miscode bad rapidly Cells gone bad multiply rapidly Tumors Tumors form not Benign – not cancerous cancerous Malignant – cancerous

8 Treatments Surgery Surgery Lumpectomy vs. mastectomy aka partial vs. whole Radiation Radiation High energy x-rays, always coupled with surgery Chemotherapy Chemotherapy Anticancer drugs used after radiation and surgery Hormonal therapies Hormonal therapies Prevents release of hormones that make tumors grow Targeted therapies Targeted therapies Attack specific molecules in cancer process

9 Learn More Susan G. Komen Foundation Susan G. Komen Foundation cms.komen.org/Komen/index.htm National Breast Cancer Foundation National Breast Cancer Foundation National Breast Cancer Awareness Month National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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11 If You Use This Hey there! Hope you liked the bulletin board. If you do use this, please let me know, just for fun. Shawna, Colorado State Univ. RA in Edwards Hall Thanks and enjoy!


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