October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Olivia Munn’s grandmother and two of her aunts had breast cancer. Five years ago she had a benign lumped removed. So she does a self breast exam for the first time to show how easy it is. Here’s The Five Steps of a Breast Self Exam that Oliva used. Do a self breast exam or visit your doctor. Early detection of breast cancer is important.
Definition of breast cancer:
Cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
Estimated new cases and deaths from breast cancer in the United States in 2008:
New cases: 182,460 (female); 1,990 (male)
Deaths: 40,480 (female); 450 (male)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Olivia Munn