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Cyclones helping spread awareness of breast cancer

Cyclones helping spread awareness of breast cancer

Throughout October, the Cyclones are going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

On the soccer field, the goal nets are pink. The cross country runners wear pink shoelaces, and around campus are posters with stats and information about breast cancer.

Although women are more likely to get breast cancer than men, a man's lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in 833. About one in eight U.S. women (13%) will develop invasive breast cancer.

About 85-90% of breast cancers are from genetic abnormalities from aging and the wear and tear of life.

In 2022, around 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 51,400 non-invasive cases are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women.

In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in Black women than white women.

Early detection of breast cancer by mammography reduces the risk of breast cancer death and increases treatment options. Talk to your doctor today.

The best way to reduce breast cancer risk is by eating a balanced diet, avoid smoking, limiting alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly. Although not foolproof, it does contribute to a healthier life.

These statistics come from the American Cancer Society and, where you can read more information.