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Breast Cancer Awareness: 10 facts you never knew!

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at WPUNJ chapter.

It’s finally October which means pumpkins, Halloween, fall leaves, and of course, Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

10 facts about Breast Cancer!


  1. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

  2. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed among women.

  3. Not only women can be diagnosed – men can, too! So check, check, check! 

  4. Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the US today.

  5. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women.

  6. About 85% of breast cancer occurences in women are in women with no family history. So don’t assume you’re in the clear!

  7. Exercise is extremely beneficial for breast cancer survivors.

  8. Only about 42% of women who undergo a mastectomy have reconstruction surgery.

  9. Only about 5-10% of breast cancers are linked to genetics.

  10. If you or someone you know have been diagnosed, suggests to them to seek a second opinion from a specialized cancer center; it could save their life!


If you, a family member, or a close friend, have either been dianosed, survived, or lost their life to breast cancer (or you just want to support!), you should definitely check out your nearest Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event! I have been attending this event for years in celebration of my mother, Jackie Skidmore. I will be attending the Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure on November 6th, 2016 on my team named, “Team Save the ‘Girls'” in celebration of my mother surviving Stage 2B breast cancer! My team helps to raise money for the event. All money raised go towards funding for breast cancer research across the country. 

Hope to see you guys there!



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