1. Are you up on your family history?
Some genes are linked to breast cancer. Chat with close relatives and get to know their health history so that your health care provider knows what to watch for.
2. Did you start early or late?
Women whose periods started before age 12 or who began menopause after age 55 are slightly more likely to get diagnosed.
3. When should you be concerned?
Breast cancer is more common in women over the age of 40, but younger women and men should be aware of the symptoms.
4. How can you lessen your chances?
Cancer is not completely predictable, but there are some choices you can make to live the healthiest life possible such as exercising routinely and maintaining a healthy weight.
5. But is it really a big deal?
This year alone, 231,840 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.