All this month, we have been raising awareness for breast cancer at Biggers Mitsubishi. This is evident by the pink ribbon on one of our new cars in our showroom.
While this is the month that tends to emphasize the knowledge and statistics surrounding this disease, there may still be a lot about breast cancer that you may not know.
Just like general cancer itself, breast cancer is damaged DNA that invades healthy cells. The severity of this disease can be measured by the speed at which is spreads to surrounding tissues.
Fast Facts (from National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.)
- Breast cancer is the second cause of death for women.
- Over 220,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in a given year with 40,000 cases being deadly. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease during their lifetime.
- While it is rare, around 2,150 men will get breast cancer in a given year, and 410 will die from it.
There is no clear answer as to what causes breast cancer. Risks that can play a role in the disease are alcohol and family history. To learn more about early detection and what steps you can take to detecting it, visit nationalbreastcancer.org.
Our staff at Biggers Mitsubishi strongly encourages all of our customers to live a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet. If you are a breast cancer survivor or battling breast cancer, we would love to meet you. Visit our Elgin Mitsubishi dealership today!