Did you know that….

 

Did you know that….

  • Almost 300,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year making it the most common cancer diagnosis in women.
  • Forty thousand people will die of breast cancer each year, making it the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women after lung cancer.
  • A women’s risk of developing breast cancer in her life is 1 in 12.
  • Men account for 1% of breast cancer patients.
  • Breast cancer is a disease that can affect your entire body not just your breast.
  • Alcohol use and obesity increase your risk of breast cancer.
  • Approximately 10% of breast cancer cases are from inherited genetic mutations.
  • The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms and a breast exam by a health care professional in all women over the age of 40.
  • Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and anti-hormonal pills may be used in the treatment of breast cancer.
  • The chances for long term remission and cure are better the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed and treated.

Featured image by: Valerie Everett

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton