Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Ten Facts for the Tenth Month

I wear my PINK proudly

Hi  Everypuggy,
Today is the beginning of OCTOBER - and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.It is important that we all are aware of the facts and figures of Breast Cancer so we can prevent it and (hopefully, one day) cure it. Educate yourself with the facts.

ONE: Age

Your increasing age increases your risk of being affected by the disease. It does not mean that younger women can never develop breast cancer so women of all ages should be vigilant about breast health.

TWO: Family History 

A woman with a family history of this cancer has double the risk of developing it .If there is one close relative with this cancer then their risk is doubled. In case of two close relatives then a woman’s risk is more than double.

THREE: Genetic Involvement 

Although, the ratio of genetically transferred cancer is not very high 5 to 10 % occur due to this reason.

FOUR: Personal History

A woman who has once gone through this trauma is three to four times more likely to develop breast cancer again.

FIVE: Ethnicity and Race

Your race and ethnicity contributes in increasing or decreasing your risk. White women are being affected by this cancer more than others; on the other hand more African American women die of this cancer.

SIX: Dense Breasts

Dense breasts have more glandular tissues and less fatty tissues so the risk of developing breast cancer increases. This type of breasts is hard to screen on mammogram.

SEVEN: Benign Situation

There are certain benign breast situation that increase the risk of a woman to be affected by this disease.

EIGHT: Giving Birth to Family

It’s a natural process for every woman, so if any woman has not gone through this process her risk of developing cancer increases.

NINE: Stoutness

Stoutness enhances the risk of a woman developing breast cancer. Being overweight all through the menopause is more harmful as their risk is already augmented due to the age factor.

TEN: Alcohol Intake

Alcohol intake is directly linked to the augmented risk of breast cancer according to the American Cancer Society. If a woman controls her intake or quit it completely her risk decreases.

I want to declare that on every Tuesday of this month we all post PINK pictures. These can be enhanced photos, or photos of you wearing your pink, and so on. It is all about awareness and solidarity. Are you all with me?

Wear your PINK Proudly!


stellaroselong said...

That is a real good idea Noodles, thank your for sharing this info with us.
Oh also, mom wanted me to tell you thanks for your advice but we are not sure we have any reason persons in our lives, they just all live in our moms head.
Stella rose, mags and gussie

Idaho PugRanch said...

Bravo Noodles for this very imformative post. We will have a special post tomorrow and We love your idea of Pink Tuesday!

Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

ALL this is GOOD information.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you Noodles for talking about this very important subject.

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Noodles,
This is a great idea, I will be wearing my pink proudly next Tuesday for Breast cancer awareness, especially as our cousin has been through this horrible experience and will be two years clear at Christmas time.
Love and Licks from your puggy pal Frank XxxxX

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a very important list!
Benny & Lily

Hilary said...

noodles - such an important list... so many people are affected and i am amazed at how many people still dont get tested regularly...

Janice Webb said...

Noodles, you look beautiful in your pink. Thank you for the great information. I have been working in the OB/GYN field for 24 years and I see daily the devastation that breast cancer has on women, men, and their families. Thanks for spreading the awareness.

Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

daisy said...

Thank you, Noodles. It's great to have that information. Pink is perfect for girls like you and Molly, but you look especially beautiful.

And remember, dogs can get breast cancer, too. It is a great idea to make sure your mom checks your breasts (all of them!) for any swelling or hardness.

Let those girls swing!

Daisy and Scooter Pugman

PugSlope.com said...

Good public service announcement, Noodles. I take a look in my closet and see if I have anything pink to wear. I like that photo of you and Molly at the top of your blog - you look like you're both glowing pink!