October 29, 2019Breast, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Healthcare

Breast cancer and men: It happens.

We can’t let Breast Cancer Awareness end without talking about breast cancer in men. It happens. Not a lot, but it does. And maybe because the messaging of BCAM is typically woman focused, the fact that roughly 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses each year in the U.S. are men gets overlooked. Typically, men who […]

October 18, 2019Breast, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Genetic Counseling, Healthcare, Mammograms

Breast cancer under 40

On average, women in the U.S. have 1 in 8 risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. At age 30, the average U.S. women have a 1 in 208 chance of breast cancer diagnosis. At age 40, that increases to 1 in 65, and continues to increase over the course of her lifetime. This may […]

October 14, 2019Breast, Breast Cancer Awareness, Featured, Healthcare

Breast Self Exams: Make a monthly date

Breast self-exam (BSE) is pretty much what it sounds like: you make a monthly date to get a look at your breasts, up-close and personal. According to Johns Hopkins Medical Center, 40% of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so a BSE is a worthwhile addition to your self-care routine. […]