When I am out and about speaking to women’s groups about breast cancer, so many tell me that they think that breast cancer is hyped-up and really isn’t that “big of a deal”. Women who say this to me come from all ages and races. Many women who have made it to 70 and haven’t had breast cancer, simple think that they are “safe” and past the age of getting diagnosed. But that can be a costly mistake. Other times it is young women who think that they are “immune” from getting breast cancer, thinking it is an older woman’s disease. Please remember, that many young women get breast cancer, and when they get it, it is often more aggressive as Estrogen levels are much higher in young women than older women.

So, what are some of the risk factors for breast cancer?

The most common risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older. Which is interesting, as most women think that when they are in menopause, they are immune from getting breast cancer. However, the largest group of women being diagnosed with breast cancer is women in menopause. So, don’t assume you are safe. Get yourself checked with thermography, mammograms and genomic testing. Out of the 3 of these, genomic testing is the only one that not only gives you risk factors according to your genes; it also gives you solutions according to your genes. So personalized, individualized and customized. Now that’s just what you need to prevent getting the most common type of breast cancer, Estrogen Receptor Positive!

Another common risk factor is being a “white” woman. White women are diagnosed more often with breast cancer. However, the death rate is higher for Black women. They believe that this is due to diagnosing in the latter stages of breast cancer when death rates are at their highest.

Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States of America. In 2016, more than 240,000 cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women and 2,600 cases in men in the USA.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

In 2016, about 40,450 women and 440 men were expected to die from breast cancer in the USA

One in 7 women in the USA will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world and the leading cause of cancer death in women, with an estimated 1.7 million new cases recorded in the year 2012.

Every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer.

At the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the next 25 years.

Every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in the USA.

These facts are not meant to scare you out of your wits, but to inform you, keep you grounded and not hide your head in the sand and pretend that this cannot happen to you. All the breast cancer survivors I spoke with all thought the same thing, “This will never happen to me”. They were shocked and in total disbelief when they got the diagnosis. So it would seem, most of us live in denial that this disease will arrive at our doorstep. But truly, you don’t have to be worried about it or ignore it at all.

Simply take this in-home, private and easy test with a simple swipe of your inner cheek (You know, like on all those CSI shows). And in 6 weeks, you’ll know precisely what is going on in your body. For me, this is the most important part – you get answers/solutions on what action steps you can take to avoid getting ER+ breast cancer. What good is it to know you are at risk and have no solutions? Come on, jump aboard this fantastic health train to avoid getting the most common breast cancer – Estrogen Receptor Positive (ER+). I’m here to give you action steps that will give you Peace of Mind!