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Check yourself for breast cancer by Dr. Hailey Jackson

by Taylor Nye
Check Yourself

As you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month, a month that means a lot to many of us. I’ll be sharing more about rehab during and following breast cancer treatment, but I wanted to start this month with the self exam. 
I’ll start with the prevalence: about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2022, it is estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. For women in the US, breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. 
Of those diagnosed, evidence shows that 57% percent of women discovered abnormalities via self examination. 
Needless to say, it is important to know your normal anatomy, so you’re able to recognize abnormal. I encourage self exams at least once monthly to both know your normal and detect early changes. Make it a routine by doing this on the first day of each month! 
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