Breast Cancer Awareness Month: I Touch Myself Project


Tennis star Serena Williams recorded a version of the 1990 hit song, ‘I Touch Myself,” to help raise awareness for breast cancer. You can see and hear a preview of it below. Ms. Williams is participating with the I Touch Myself Project named after the song sung by Chrissy Amphlett who passed away from breast cancer in 2013.

I encourage you to check out these links from the American Cancer Society and the National Breast Cancer Foundation which will give you a lot more information than I will share below. Here are some brief facts and risk factors about breast cancer to keep in mind.

Breast Cancer Facts

  • 1 in 8 lifetime risk of getting breast cancer

  • Breast Cancer is 2nd leading cause of death in women

  • Over 260,000 new cases of breast cancer in women in 2018

  • Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2018

  • More than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in USA

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

  • About 60-70% have No risk factors

  • Genetic Risk

  • Lack of Physical Activity

  • Poor Diet

  • Overweight/obesity

  • Drinking Alcohol

There are so many other topics to mention, especially about testing, diagnosis and treatment. But, the most important things at this point are to know the facts, and to know your risks. In addition to reviewing the information above, I encourage you to visit your Family Physician and/or our personal medical provider.

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