Caregivers Should Connect to Breast Cancer Awareness

Caregivers Should Connect to Breast Cancer Awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and of course, its purpose is to create buzz and mindfulness about the disease. In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women. Skin cancer is No. 1, according to the American Cancer Society. Like Alzheimer’s disease, early detection is linked to survival rate. Breast cancer was a death sentence not too many years ago, but in recent years, the survival rate has increased. The sooner a woman is diagnosed and begins treatment, the better her chances are for surviving breast cancer.

Caregivers should take breast cancer awareness seriously

It’s not odd to talk about breast cancer in a column designated for Alzheimer’s disease, and here’s why: The majority of caregivers in the United States are women, which indicates that many caregivers face the possibility of developing breast cancer. Nearly 300,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, and more than 42,000 will die from the disease. A smaller number of men will be diagnosed with the disease: an estimated 2,620 in the U.S., of which 520 will pass away. Whil
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