Breast Cancer Awareness Month, What Are the Risk Factors?

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is an unwanted guest who shows up at the wrong time. It invites itself into the home of the rich or not and those with a social status or not. It has no respector of persons.

Learn about cancer, specific types of cancer, diagnosis, early detection, risk factors, causes and important facts here.

What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.

Participate in a Cancer Research Study-3 (CPS-3)  The American Cancer Society’s Epidemiology Research Program is inviting men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 years who have no personal history of cancer to join this historic research study. The ultimate goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial and ethnic backgrounds from across the US. CPS-3 is a grassroots effort where local communities from across the country can support cancer research not just through fundraising efforts, but also by participating actively in this historic research study.

Check out the CPS-3 Fall Schedule: CPS3 Farmville.org, CPS Chesterfield.org, CPS3 Petersburg.org and CPS3 SouthsideVa.org

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