While October is pinned as the “awareness” month for breast cancer, we should always stay vigilant and pay attention to our bodies. These are some of the latest statistics and reasons why you should pay attention and encourage loved ones to do the same.
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- About 2,360 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2014. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
- About 40,000 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2014 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
- White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American women. However, in women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer.
- A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member diagnosed with it.
- About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.
- The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).
The facts above were obtained from BreastCancer.org.
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I did not get a chance to create a specific look for this post, but I couldn’t let the month of October end without sharing some more crucial information about breast cancer with you.
The look in the picture below was created with mostly pink and some of my staples:
Brow Highlight – MAC NC35 concealer
Under-eye concealer – MAC NW 45 concealer
Setting powder – Makeup Forever HD Powder (translucent)
Face Powder – Inglot AMC Powder #61
Face Highlight – Inglot AMC Powder #63 and MAC Wordly Wealth
Face Contour – Inglot AMC Powder #68
Blush – MAC Sweet As Cocoa
Eyeshadows – from the MAC Moody Blooms Collection – Artistic License, Deep Fixation and Hidden Motive
Lashes: Red Cherry Lashes 747s
Lip – MAC Chestnut Lip Pencil and MAC Blankety Lipstick with MAC Viva Glam V Lipglass on top
Until Next time Butterflies!!!