October is Breast Cancer Awareness month….It is the leading cancer among women in Kenya.
- Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common.
- Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older, but breast cancer also affects younger women.
- Studies show that women with disabilities are less likely than women without disabilities to have received a mammogram during the past two years.
- Black women have the highest breast cancer death rates of all racial and ethnic groups, and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women.
There are different symptoms of breast cancer, and some people have no symptoms at all. Symptoms can include any change in the size or the shape of the breast, pain in any area of the breast, nipple discharge other than breast milk (including blood), and a new lump in the breast or underarm. If you have any signs that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away.
source: CDC website