As you already know, innovative product technology is our #1 priority here at kubxlab. With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we feel it’s important to highlight the technology that is currently saving the lives of people afflicted with this tragic illness.
Fortunately science is taking large strides in the fight against breast cancer and we’re happy to present, below, the top breast cancer breakthroughs that have occurred in the last year thanks to advancing research and technology (as reported by The Huffington Post)
FACT: Cadmium Increases Risk of Breast Cancer
In March 2012, a study was published in the Cancer Research Journal that followed 56,000 women, tracking their cadium intake. The ladies who were exposed to the highest amounts of cadmium had a 21 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Cadmium is an infectious metal that can be found in items like cigarettes, ice cube trays, pitchers, bowls, ceramic ware, and certain foods.
Virus May Be A Viable Treatment
Triple negative breast cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to fight because of its resistance to hormonal and immune treatments. But, several scientists found in early 2012 that small injections of the smallpox virus into mice sent 60 percent of their tumors into recession.
FACT: Exercise Lowers The Risk Of Breast Cancer
Researchers at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill found that the more you move, the lower your chances of breast cancer are! If you exercise simply 10 to 19 hours each week, your risk for breast cancer decreases by 30 percent. Don’t forget! Our kubxlab Q Collection of iPod nano watch straps are the perfect music-toting companions (for your wrist) during your gym workouts!
FACT: Men With Breast Cancer Fare The Worst Outcomes
It’s important to note that in 2012 about 2,190 men were diagnosed with breast cancer. Men diagnosed with the disease live on average, two years less than women. Despite popular belief, everyone on Earth has a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer, giving men a whole new reason to fight for a cure! “Real mean wear pink… Do you?”
Each year, innovative technology allows us to learn more about the world around us. Tell us: What has been the most meaningful bit of information you’ve learned this year, thanks to innovation?