Puerto Rico

DID YOU KNOW?

Some facts about Breast Cancer

85% of breast cancers occur in women with no family history
98% of breast cancer patients survive when diagnosed early
2nd leading cause of cancer death in women
Starting at age 40, women should talk to their doctor about when to start their mammograms

Risk Factors

GENDER

Being a woman is the #1 risk factor, but men get breast cancer too.

AGE

Incidence increases with age.

GENDER

Risk nearly doubles in women with a first-degree relative (mother/sister/daughter) with breast cancer.

ETHNICITY

Leading cause of cancer death for Hispanic women. More common in African American women under age 45.

GENETICS

5-10% of breast cancers are caused by inherited genetic mutations in genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2.

STAY HEALTHY

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHOICES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER CANCER INCIDENCE

Maintain a healthy weight
Exercise 30 minutes a day
Eat fruit, veggies and whole grains
Limit alcohol consumption
Avoid smoking and second hand smoke