If you are a fitness enthusiast living with or are a survivor of Breast Cancer, please send us a picture and your story (Trish@kravemagazine.net) on how you are managing/survived breast cancer by living a fit and healthy lifestyle. One person will be chosen to have their story published in the magazine and also appear on the cover of KRAVE FIT’s October issue.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women behind lung cancer.Though divided into 2 categories, noninvasive cancers and invasive cancers, there are several types of breast cancers. Not all cancers are alike. Men too can also develop breast cancer. Male breast cancer makes up less than 1 percent of all cases of breast cancer, and is usually detected in men between 60 and 70 years of age. There are 5 stages of breast cancer. Stage 0 is the early stage cancer that is confined to the ducts or the lobules, depending on where it started. It has not gone into the tissues in the breast nor spread to other organs in the body. Stage IV is distant metastatic cancer. The cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
For both women and men, the most common signs of breast cancer are: a lump in the breast; abnormal thickening of the breast; or a change in the shape or color of the breast. Most breast lumps in men are due to gynecomastia and not cancer. The following types of breast cancer that are found in men include: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma, Ductal carcinoma in situ, Inflammatory breast cancer, and Paget’s disease of the nipple .
To help spread Breast Cancer Awareness and share information on early detection, treatment, managing, and survival, Krave Fit Magazine welcomes you to share your story.