October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raising awareness is essential as breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women and the second leading cause of death from cancer among women. Avoiding certain risk factors, such as high-sugar diets, can help lower the risk of developing it. — Susan G. Komen
Annie dashed through the door of Cassie’s recording studio. Deciding to bring the podcaster breakfast at the last moment made her late.
“Sorry, I’m late, Cassie. In recognition of our topic today, I stopped to make you this Avocado and Smoothie, which also includes spinach. All the ingredients provide nutrition and antioxidants that may help breast cancer prevention and support recovery. Let me know if you like it.”
“Sure, and thanks so much, Annie. By the way, you’re not late. We have a few minutes before show time, which is all I need to enjoy this smoothie. I’m so glad to have you on today to specifically discuss if there is a correlation between sugar consumption and an increase in breast cancer.”
“I always appreciate your podcast invitations and the opportunity to discuss this important public health issue with you and your listeners.”
“You are one of our most popular guests,” said Cassie as she finished the smoothie. “This was delicious. Ready to get started?”
Annie nodded. Cassie flipped on her headphones and leaned into the microphone. “Welcome, listeners. Today, we are again conversing with Annie, our resident food-as-medicine expert. Today’s topic is in recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s start with an update on the fight against breast cancer. Annie, what can you tell us about the current statistics on breast cancer among racial groups?”
“Well, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2020 data, the incidence of breast cancer is:
· White women are 125.3 per 100,000.
· Black women are 119.6 cases per 100,000.
· Native American or Alaska Native women, the incidence rate is 91.6 per 100,000.
· Asian and Pacific Islanders, the incidence rate is 94.3 per 100,000.