Breast Health Awareness Month Quiz & Pledge Form

A pair of winners from each hospital and from BJC and non-hospital services will receive two spa packages.

To be eligible for the drawing, two employees must complete the quiz, e-sign the form below and submit by October 31, 2018. Only one entry per employee will be eligible. View the official rules here.

Winners will be announced in BJC Today.

Employee #1

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women.

 

True - Of the most common cancers in American women, breast cancer is second only to skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a U.S. woman developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12 percent.

More than 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

 

True - According to the American Cancer Society, about 268,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018.

Breast cancer can be prevented.

 

False - There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things all women can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more treatable stage.

Having dense breast tissue has no effect on the risk of breast cancer.

 

False - Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue and glandular tissue. A woman is said to have dense breasts (on a mammogram) when she has more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts on mammogram have a risk of breast cancer that’s about 1.5 to 2 times that of women with average breast density. Unfortunately, dense breast tissue can also make it harder to see cancers on mammograms.

Performing a breast self-exam every month eliminates the need for an annual mammogram.

 

False - Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an important part of breast health, and finding breast cancer as early as possible gives you a better chance of successful treatment. But knowing what to look for — and reporting any changes to a health care provider right away — doesn't take the place of having regular mammograms and other screening tests. Screening tests can help find breast cancer in its early stages, before any symptoms appear.

Employee #2

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women.

 

True - Of the most common cancers in American women, breast cancer is second only to skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a U.S. woman developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12 percent.

More than 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

 

True - According to the American Cancer Society, about 268,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018.

Breast cancer can be prevented.

 

False - There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things all women can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more treatable stage.

Having dense breast tissue has no effect on the risk of breast cancer.

 

False - Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue and glandular tissue. A woman is said to have dense breasts (on a mammogram) when she has more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts on mammogram have a risk of breast cancer that’s about 1.5 to 2 times that of women with average breast density. Unfortunately, dense breast tissue can also make it harder to see cancers on mammograms.

Performing a breast self-exam every month eliminates the need for an annual mammogram.

 

False - Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an important part of breast health, and finding breast cancer as early as possible gives you a better chance of successful treatment. But knowing what to look for — and reporting any changes to a health care provider right away — doesn't take the place of having regular mammograms and other screening tests. Screening tests can help find breast cancer in its early stages, before any symptoms appear.

Commit to Breast Health in October — Deadline October 31, 2018

By entering my name below, I certify to:

  • Commit to having a discussion with one or more individuals about the risk factors and signs of breast cancer, based on the American Cancer Society guidelines or the advice of my doctor.
  • Pledge to promote healthy nutrition and exercise to assist in preventing and detecting breast cancer.

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