Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Each year, approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. The risk is less for men at 1 in 1,000.

“We want to take the most precaution we can to decrease our risk and maintain healthy, active lifestyles to combat breast cancer,” said Shane Stephens, Rec Sports graduate assistant.

Breast cancer is caused by a variety of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle with a diet full of fruits, vegetables, and low fat foods can reduce your risk of breast cancer. Also avoid tobacco and alcohol use, as they’ve been linked to increase risk of breast cancer. Finally, conduct breast self exams on a monthly basis.

Campus Health Service has breast cancer resources available to students and will have an awareness table with prizes at the Late Night event on Oct. 28.



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