It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Most of us know someone who has or has had breast cancer. My grandmother and my best friend are survivors of this horrible disease. I have several other people who have been diagnosed – some beat it, some did not.
This month, Ford Wellness is kicking off a breast cancer prevention campaign. Each week during breast cancer awareness month, you’ll receive 1 tip that can help PREVENT breast cancer before it becomes a problem, or to prevent it from coming back!
LET’S GET STARTED!
Tip #1 – Know Your Level of Risk
People who know they are at a higher risk tend to make more effort towards prevention than those who don’t. This is just human nature! If you know a storm is coming, you stock up on toilet paper, bottled water, and bread (at least that’s what they do here in the DC area lol).
Likewise, if you know you’re at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than others, my hope is that you’ll start taking some action towards prevention today. Just by being a United States citizen, you have a 1 in 10 risk on average of developing breast cancer. Just that number alone is enough for me to act. But, what if your risk is higher? Wouldn’t you want to know? Wouldn’t you want to start doing something about it right now?
The National Institute of Health created a simple 8-question quiz to help Americans determine their level of risk. Click the box below to see where you fall. Then be on the lookout for more tips from Ford Wellness on breast cancer prevention! The sooner we know, the sooner we can act. The sooner we can act, the more effective our prevention measures will be.
Let’s kick cancer’s butt! Be back soon with more prevention tips!
-Jonene of Ford Wellness