The American Cancer Society states that "Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer." Breast cancer also affects a small number of men at the rate of 1 in a 100. However, this rate is increasing. While you may not be able to prevent breast cancer, you may be able to limit its development and progression through early detection. Reducing your risk involves early identification of a potential problem by monitoring your body. If a lump is detected at its earliest stage there is a 99% chance of survival.
It is estimated that over 175,000 women in the United States were found to have invasive breast cancer in 2007. Based on statistics over 40,000 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are about two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Plexus Pink has developed a magnificent product which has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In simple terms, the Breast Chek Kit acts like a magnifying glass for your fingers. When you are performing a breast exam there is friction because you are putting skin to skin. Constantly you have to lift your fingers to feel for breast lumps. With the Breast Chek Kit there is no friction. Your fingers are able to glide across your breasts, giving you a less frustrating exam. The Kit makes it easier to detect tiny lumps that are sometimes unnoticeable on mammograms.
A "Chek" in time just may save a life. Please view my website www.savingbreasts.com for more information on the mission of getting this product into the hands of women (and men) around the world. In addition, if you have knowledge of a non-profit organization or you are a business owner who wants to make a difference, learn how we can work together getting businesses approved to receive the Kits free through the Plexus Know Now Foundation at www.missiontosavelives.org.
Not every cancer can be found by doing a breast self-exam ("BSE"), but it is a critical step you can and should take for yourself. Most women do not want to do a breast self-exam because, for many, the experience is frustrating—you may feel things but not know what they mean. However, the more you examine your breasts, the more you will learn about them and the easier it will become for you to tell if something unusual has occurred. BSE is an essential part of taking care of yourself and reducing your risk of breast cancer. "Studies show that regular breast self-exams, combined with an annual exam by a doctor, and yearly mammograms improves the chances of detecting cancer early."
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