Every day, cells in your body divide, grow and die. Most of the time cells divide and grow in an orderly manner. But sometimes cells grow out of control. This kind of growth of cells forms a mass or lump called a tumor.  Tumors are either Benign, or not cancerous or they are Malignant and are cancerous. These cancerous tumors develop in the breast and are called Breast Cancer.

Who Gets Breast Cancer?

The statistics show that 1 in 8 women in their lifetime will get Breast Cancer…

Anyone can get Breast Cancer. There are some factors that may increase your risk of Breast Cancer.

• Being a Women

• Getting Older

• Having an inherited gene like BRCA1 or BRCA 2

• Family History

• Starting Menopause after age 55

• Having your first child after 35

• Never having children

• High Bone Density

• Being overweight after menopause

• Postmenopausal Hormone Use of Estrogen

• Having more than a drink of alcohol per day

Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

The cause of Breast Cancer is not fully understood at this time. Because no one knows exactly what causes it, there are no sure ways to prevent it. There are steps that you can take to help reduce the risk. By exercising, eating right and maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing your alcohol intake, you may reduce the risk of Breast Cancer.