7 Facts You Need To Know About Breasts And Breast Cancer
No matter what size, color or shape your breasts are, you should learn more about them and what signs to look out for!
Breast tissue is a complex network of lobules (small round sacs that produce milk) and ducts (canals that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple openings during breastfeeding) in a pattern that looks like bunches of grapes. These “bunches” are called lobes.
Scientific evidence suggests a strong relationship between alcohol and breast cancer. There is evidence that even very low alcohol intake (less than one glass per day) can increase your risk of breast cancer.
Fact source: Breast Cancer UK
Some studies have shown that just 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 times a week can lower your risk of breast cancer by 30-50 percent.
Fact source: Keep A Breast
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
Fact source: National Breast Cancer Foundation, INC
Wearing underwired bras does not increase your risk of breast cancer, despite some claims. Women need not be concerned about wearing any type of bra.
Fact source: Breast Cancer Now
Risk of breast cancer increases with age; 50% of breast cancer occurs among women aged 62 years or older.
Fact source: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 org
Skin irritation or dimpling, nipple pain or having a nipple turn inward, swelling in the armpit, or any change in the size, contour, texture or temperature of the breast can also be a warning sign.
Fact source: AARP Foundation
P.S. Make sure to sign up for yearly screening mammograms and give your boobies some love! :)