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Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health
Date:7/23/2009

they should conduct regular breast self-exams, but only 47 percent do regularly
  • 88 percent know they should get a mammogram every year, but only 68 percent of women 45 and older report doing so
  • 84 percent know they should exercise, but only 33 percent say they regularly exercise vigorously for at least 30 minutes
  • 59 percent know they should take a multivitamin daily with vitamin D; 53 percent report taking a multivitamin daily
    • Eight in ten women have supported a breast cancer organization or cause
      • 71 percent have given money; 32 percent have volunteered
      • 80 percent have been personally affected by breast cancer or know someone who has been, with 16 percent being personally affected by breast cancer and 75 percent who were affected through someone they knew
      • 21 percent of these breast health supporters are interested in becoming more active
      • 60 percent of women who are not active say they lack the time or money

    About Breast Cancer

    According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women (after skin cancer), accounting for more than 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in US women. In addition, 1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The cause of breast cancer is unknown, and there is no known way to prevent breast cancer from occurring. However, women can learn the risk factors and promote early detection with regular breast self-exams, annual mammograms and clinical check-ups.

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    Bayer Consumer Care's complete line of One A Day products provides gender-specific and performance/lifestyle benefits based on individual health needs. The One A Day
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