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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body. No one knows the exact cause of breast cancer. We do know that breast cancer is caused by damage to a cell’s DNA.*

How to Prevent Breast Cancer

Know your family history. If there are family members that have had certain cancers be sure to let your doctor know. If you are 40 years of age or older, or advised by your doctor, get a mammogram completed each year. Get a physical completed each year. Some cancers are detected through lab work and additional tests. Know your normal – pay attention to changes in your breasts, notify your doctor right away if something doesn’t look or feel right.**

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2021, approximately 30% of all women cancer diagnosis will be breast cancer.
  • In 2021, an estimated 281, 550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 42,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

  • Treatment for Breast Cancer

    Schedule an annual physical, biometrics screening, and other services today at your local BluMine Health clinic. We are here to serve you and keep you healthy!

    *Breast Cancer Awareness Month – National Breast Cancer Foundation

    **Breast Cancer Awareness Month | Susan G. Komen