This Month is All About the BOOBS

There you have it. Now spread the word!

Juliet MD

October is breast cancer awareness month. Or, Breast Awareness Month.

In our lifetime, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s a lot of women who will face this devastating diagnosis. Risk increases with age, delayed childbirth, obesity, having more than 2 drinks a day and, the presence of defective genes (BRAC 1 and 2).

We can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer with exercising, drinking minimally and getting tested for BRAC (if there is a significant family history). Also, if we choose to have children, breast feeding also helps to reduce the chance of getting this breast disease.

 

Note, New York Times, Health Section has a great, very readable, review on breast cancer.

http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/breast-cancer/overview.html

Share with your friends after or at brunch!

 

This month, belowthebellybutton will send out information on all topics related to….the boobs. Spread the word!

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