Women’s Health Week is more than a time to celebrate your loved one’s health, but a time to celebrate all of the amazing women in your lives. Celebrate your mom, your sisters, your best friends, your daughters, and even the amazing woman you work with on a day to day basis. The health of your loved ones is extremely important. For Women’s Health Week, we want to keep people informed. Did you know, 1 in 8 women in their lifetime will acquire a lump in their breast that could be cancerous? Pink Ribbons strives to help prevent women from diseases by staying informed. Read below to learn how women can prevent and look out for risks of breast cancer.
5 Risk Factors That Can Help Prevent Breast Cancer
- Age: Like most diseases, age can be a risk factor when it comes to breast cancer. If you are older than the age of 50, you are at a higher risk for breast cancer. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get check-ups if you are younger.
- Family Genetics: If anyone in your family has had breast cancer, you are, at a higher risk. With this knowledge, you can use genetic testing to see what other risks could be involved.
- Pregnancy: Women who give birth after the age of 35 are more likely to have breast cancer.
- Menstruation & Menopause: Early menstruation between the ages of 11-12 can put your more at risk, due to the levels of estrogen and progesterone exposed to your system for a longer amount of time. This goes for late menopause, as well. If you hit menopause after age 55 it is considered late.
- Lumps & Breast Density: Always check your breasts for lumps. If your breasts are denser, it will be harder to find any lumps, so you may want to get a doctor involved. Overall, this is just good information to know for all women!
Pink Ribbons Mastectomy and Lymphedema Boutique will strive to assist each woman who comes through our doors to regain or maintain her self-esteem and good body image that was altered during and after her breast cancer treatment. For information about our Post-Op care, please visit our website or give us a call today at 901-417-6060.