In Australia, 55 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
This includes both women and men.
Women are most affected by breast cancer diagnoses yet men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer (although this is rare for men and accounts for 1% of all cancers in men).
National Breast Cancer Foundation: 55 Squat Challenge
Sharon Orphanides at Ryan Murdoch O’Regan Lawyers is supporting the 55 day squat challenge.
Raising awareness for breast cancer research, Sharon will be completing 55 squats every day for 31 days.
Show your support for this important cause and assist Sharon to reach her goal.
The Statistics & Data
- Australians being diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing.
- The number of deaths however from breast cancer is decreasing.
- The risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer by 85 years is 1 in 7 for women and 1 in 670 for men.
- On average, the first diagnosis of breast cancer for women is 62-years-old.
- 80% of new cases of breast cancer will develop in women aged 50 or above (approximately).
- The chance of surviving (five year relative survival rate) was 90.8% in 2011-2015.
Myths About Breast Cancer
- Research indicates underwire or tight-fitting bras do not increase a women’s risk of breast cancer.
- Currently, there is not enough evidence to support rumours using antiperspirants or deodorants.
- The majority of research at the moment indicates there is no direct link between stress and breast cancer, yet conflicting results have occurred so more research is required in this area.
- Trauma to the region i.e. a bump or a knock on the breast does not cause breast cancer yet it can draw attention to an existing lump in the breast.
- For more information on risks, visit the Australian Government’s Cancer Australia website regarding breast cancer here – https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/breast-cancer/risk-factors. You can also complete a validated breast cancer risk assessment and risk management decision support tool to assist discussions between affected women and their doctors.
Ryan Murdoch O’Regan Lawyers are proud to support this vital cause and have made a donation in order to show our support for Sharon and every Australian affected by breast cancer.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia (https://www.bcna.org.au/understanding-breast-cancer/breast-cancer-in-men/, https://www.bcna.org.au/understanding-breast-cancer/, https://www.bcna.org.au/breast-health-awareness/myths-about-breast-cancer/)
- Australian Government (Cancer Australia) (https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/breast-cancer/risk-factors/)
- National Breast Cancer Foundation (https://nbcf.org.au/)
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