FACTS AND FIGURES!!!

Source:  FACTS AND FIGURES!!!    Tag:  rhinovirus facts

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
  • The risk of breast cancer increases with age and if you live to 90 years your risk of developing this cancer is almost 14%
  • 1.7 million breast cancers were diagnosed worldwide in 2007
  • 465,000 (approx.) women died due to breast cancer in 2007
  • North America, Australia, Europe have the highest incidence of breast cancer
  • Large parts of Africa and Asia have the lowest rates
  • In the last 25 years it incidence has gone up by 30% in the western world
  • Increased risk of developing breast cancer include -
    • Start of menstrual period at an early age
    • Menopause later in life
    • Having a first or second degree relative with breast cancer
    • Obesity
    • Consumption of alcohol
    • Never having children
    • Using contraceptives
    • Using hormone replacement therapy during post-menopausal years
    • Certain inherited genetic mutations for breast cancer (BRCA1 and/or BRCA2)
  • Decreased Breast cancer Risk -

  • Breast cancer can be prevented by screening
  • Early treatment can increase chances of 5 years survival to 98%
  • Women with a BRCA mutation who get their ovaries surgically removed can reduce their risk of breast cancer by over 50%.
  • A study from North Carolina State University indicated that Women who performed the act of fellatio and swallow semen regularly (one to two times a week) may reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent!!