A Healthy Choice Today Equals Better Health Tomorrow!

Developing healthy habits each day, not only reduces the risk of breast cancer, but also diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, prostrate cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, stroke and many other diseases.


Breast Cancer

 

 
Risk Factors:

  • Cells mutate with aging and can cause cancer 
  • The majority of breast cancers are NOT hereditary


Male Breast Cancer

 

 
Risk Factors:

  • Family history in first degree relative
  • BRCA1 and BRCA 2 gene mutation
  • High estrogen levels
  • Alcoholism
  • Obesity
  • Cirrhosis


Liver Cancer

 

 
Risk Factors:

  • More common in men than women
  • Increasing diagnoses each year
  • May originate in liver or bile ducts
  • Can be primary or secondary (spread from other organs such as colon, breast, & lung)


HIV/AIDS

 

 
HIV

  • Attacks T cells namely CD 4 cells and decreases the normal immune response which increases the risk of infections and certain cancers 

AIDS

  • Most advanced form of HIV

MYTHS

Breast cancer is preventable - Only older women get cancer - Having a risk factor means you will get the disease - No risk factors mean that you won’t get the disease - Mammography is too much radiation - Only your mother’s family history is important - All breast masses are cancerous - Small breasts have less chance of cancer - You can’t get breast cancer after mastectomy - Mastectomy is better than conservative therapy - Under wire bras, exposing tumor to air during surgery, antiperspirant, breast implants, hair straighteners, abortions, living near power lines, fertility treatments -