Things we do know include that smoking is not the best option before during or after, nor is stress, alcohol, overweight or obesity and we know that physical activity can actually reduce the chances of breast cancer. We know that breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close blood realtives have the disease but having siad this less than 15% of women with breast cancer have a family member with this disease. We know that white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than are African-American women however, in women under 45 years of age, breast cancer is more commin in African American women.
We are learning new things including newer imaging tests, new laboratory test, new chemotherapy drugs and targeted therapies. we are looking at Bisphosphonates which are drugs that are used to help strengthen and reduce the risk of fractures in bones that have been weakend by metastatic breast cancer. We are also looking at a recent study that found women with early-stage breast cancer who were vitamin D deficient were more likely to have their cancer recur in a distant part of the body and had a poorer outlook but research is continuing on this.
I like seeing pink as I know that it brings awareness and education to the forefront and I like to know that monies are going towards these advances. I like knowing that we are improving things daily and that with that comes new hope. I like pink!
Making it a great day!