10 unknown truths about breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many organizations are working harder to increase awareness of the disease. We have to still fight a very long battle against breast cancer. Here look at some unknown facts about breast cancer.

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1-Breast cancer has been called the “nun’s disease” because of the high number of nuns affected.

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2-Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.

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3-85 percent breast cancer occurs in women who have no family history of breast cancer.

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4-The risk of overweight women developing breast cancer is higher than in lean women. Obese women are at twice the risk of lean women.

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5-The left breast is statistically more prone to developing cancer than the right breast.

6-Every 19 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with breast cancer.

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7-Alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk but studies have found no direct link between cigarette smoking and breast cancer.

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8-About 6 out of every 100 women will develop breast cancer between their 50th and 70th birthdays.

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9-Breast cancer occurs in both dogs and cats; it tends to be far more aggressive in cats.

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10-A man’s lifetime risk of having breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

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