Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Part 2]
By Soleluna Cosmetics, Oct 26 2016 12:18AM
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Did you know that one in nine Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime?
In an effort to help the thousands of men and women that are diagnosed with breast cancer annually, Soleluna Cosmetics is offering a limited time THINK PINK skincare set where $2.00 from each set sold will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).
Myth or Fact?
This week we are highlighting some myths regarding breast cancer. Here are a few,
Myth: Abortion and miscarriage cause breast cancer
THE FACTS: Abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer. Scientific evidence demonstrates that there is no link between breast cancer and spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) or induced abortion. These findings are supported by:
• Society of Gynecologic Oncologists of Canada
• Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada
• National Cancer Institute (USA)
• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer
• World Health Organization
Myth: Men don’t get breast cancer
THE FACTS: Men have breasts and can develop breast cancer. Their risk, however, is very low, with less than 1% of all breast cancers in Canada occurring in men. Due to the small number of cases, breast cancer in men tends to be less understood than breast cancer in women, is often stigmatized, and may be misdiagnosed or diagnosed in a later stage. Men, like women, are encouraged to be breast aware and discuss any unusual changes in their breasts with a health care provider.
Myth: Eating soy foods causes breast cancer
THE FACTS: Studies in humans have not linked eating soy foods (e.g. tofu, tempeh, miso, etc.) to increased breast cancer risk. In fact, evidence suggests it may even lower the risk for developing breast cancer. Soy foods can be eaten as part of a healthy, balanced diet, both for the general population and people who have had a breast cancer diagnosis.
More research is needed on how soy supplements affect breast cancer risk because they contain much higher isoflavone concentrations than found in food. Until research gives us more information, it is recommended that soy supplements be avoided.
Read more Myth or Factshere
Be Breast Aware
It is extremely important to be breast aware. Just like our bodies, our breasts differ in shape, size, and feel while you age or during different hormonal cycles throughout your life. Being breast aware will make you alert in any changes that seem abnormal so that you can discuss these changes with your doctor.
Try out this breast self-exam once a month and if anything seems out of the ordinary, please consult your doctor.
THINK PINK Skincare Set
$2.00 from every sale of our Limited Edition: THINK PINK Skincare Set will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The skincare set includes a tinted lip balm, rose and aloe toner and goddess serum made 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free
Shop the THINK PINK Skincare set here
For more information on breast cancer, please visit www.cbcf.org.