The Underground Bowling Association is proud to announce that it has joined the fight against Breast Cancer.
It's a scary fact the breast cancer is the leading cause of death these days according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention. But catching cancer early can significantly boost your chances for successful treatment. Remember that there are preventative steps that women can take.
Breast Cancer Awareness is an international health campaign organized by foremost breast cancer charities to increase alertness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
How does breast cancer occur?
Breast cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow and invade healthy tissue in the body, forming a lump or a mass called a tumor.
How can one prevent it?
Regular screenings are extremely important, and mammograms are a key tool doctors have to detect breast cancer. The CDC recommends that women from the age of 50 to 74 years get one every two years. Other cancer groups recommend them annually, starting at age 40.
If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, your doctor may recommend other tests, such as an MRI or ultrasound.
What is a mammogram?
Mammograms are done using a special x-ray machine. While most women find the process uncomfortable, it only lasts for a few moments.
Looking for early warning signs of breast cancer is also important, and monthly self-exams can be helpful. Don't ignore lumps or unexplained changes in breast appearance or skin texture.
Did you know that every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer?
Show your support to those who are suffering with the disease or who know someone who is. Pledge to learn about breast cancer so you have the tools to help prevent its onset.
Don't be afraid to reach out to someone battling breast cancer. They need your support.
Inform your loved ones about Breast Cancer Awareness and urge them to visit the doctor often and take care of their bodies.
Improve your diet.
Volunteer or donate to a breast cancer organization.