Breast Cancer Information, VA Knoxville

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Did you know that October is breast cancer awareness month? While it is important to learn about breast cancer all year round, October is meant to emphasize its importance. To honor breast cancer awareness month, and to help educate people, Visiting Angels Knoxville breaks down four things about breast cancer. 

It is important to note that heredity does play a part when it comes to breast cancer risk. Those who have a family history of breast cancer have a higher risk of developing breast cancer; however, a family history does not determine everything. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 10% of individuals, with a family history of breast cancer, develop breast cancer. In other words, most women, who have breast cancer, do not have a family history of breast cancer. 

Furthermore, the earlier someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, the better. The National Breast Cancer Foundation explains how those who catch their breast cancer, during its early stages, have a higher chance of overcoming breast cancer. Thus, the earlier someone catches breast cancer, the higher chance they have of recovering. 

For more information, you may visit Four Things to Know About Breast Cancer