Breast Health Awareness
Breast cancer is a group of diseases in which cells in breast tissue change and divide uncontrolled, typically resulting in a lump or mass.
Know what is normal for you!
Changes that should be reported to your doctor include:
Lump, hard knot or thickening
Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
Change in the size or shape
Dimpling or puckering of the skin
Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
Pulling in of your nipple or other parts
Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
New pain in one spot that does not go away
Why discuss breast cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.
When diagnosed early, better treatment options are available and there is a better chance of survival.
There is a 1 in 8 chance a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
For men, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer is about 1 in 833.
2019 Statistics in our area:
Please keep in mind the size of Delaware in comparison to surrounding states. It is important to always get screened by a professional. Early detection can save your life!