In the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness usually wins the popular vote for awareness. But, breast cancer isn't the only disease that is acknowledged during this month. October is also National Lupus Awareness Month. We've listed some facts about both diseases below. If you know anyone or if you were affected by Lupus or breast cancer, make sure you spread the word!

The facts:

Lupus: In lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances, such as viruses or bacteria, and the body’s healthy tissue. The result is the production of auto antibodies that attack healthy tissue.

African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, Asians, and Native Americans are two or three times more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians; however, lupus affects people of all races and ethnicities. You can find more Lupus facts here.

Breast cancer: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

A breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too. Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer. You can find more breast cancer facts here.

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  1. Victoria said...:

    Thank you. People do forget about Lupus awareness month, but it is so prominent in the minority communities. Thank you elleelleeye

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