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"At age 88, I wake up every morning and say to myself, 'Well, I'm still in New York. Thank you, God.'" — Mayor Koch, R.I.P. Ed Koch
Oct
4
2011

New York: October Breast Cancer Month

 

According to the New York State Department of Health:

What should people know about breast cancer?

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in New York State.

Each year, about 14,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,700 women die from the disease in New York State. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer sometime during her life.

Men also get breast cancer, but it is very rare. About 150 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in New York State.

 

Who gets breast cancer?

Breast cancer is more common among older women. The risk for getting breast cancer increases with age. More than three-quarters of women who get breast cancer are over the age of fifty. White women are more likely to get breast cancer than Black women. Also, women with high socioeconomic status (those whose family income is above average) are more likely to get breast cancer. Scientists believe this may be related to having their first child at an older age, fewer pregnancies, diet and possibly other factors shared by women in higher income groups.

Read more here

 

Breast Cancer month is observed during October; and Team Bradshaw will posting articles throughout the month to bring awareness to this disease that is affecting the lives of so many.  I can not stress to you enough how important it is to do perform self examinations as well as get screened by your doctor.  Breast cancer can not be prevented, but with proper screenings we can grab the bull by its horns so to speak and show him who is boss!

About The Author:

ABOUT KITTY BRADSHAW: Kitty Bradshaw is an Online Influencer and Web Socialite that has been blogging for over 16 years. Upon moving to New York, she created a new blog on Bi coastal lifestyle, New York to LA move, and New York Cocktails which evolved into an online business called KittyBradshaw.com, and has since branded herself across the web. Over the last 5 years she has used the name Kitty Bradshaw to broker contracts and brand ambassadorships with Gap, Toyota, celebrity hairstylist Cocoa Mane, and currently Best Buy Electronics. Kitty has written for the Wendy Williams Show blog, hosted events for McDonald’s Corporation, and Johnson & Johnson. She has also worked with Bacardi Mixers, which led to her own signature drink called “The Kitty Bradshaw”. Black Enterprise featured Bradshaw as one of the top African American bloggers in the country, and she was recently featured on Technorati. Bradshaw uses her blog as a career vehicle to take her new places, and to meet interesting people. KittyBradshaw.com has organically amassed a network of 50,000 and counting, her approach is that of New York lifestyle from a California perspective. Bradshaw’s motto is, “Conquer New York, conquer the world.”

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