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Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Kiss 95.1

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 01: A pink 25-foot ribbon scupture made up of Aerie bras is on display outside of Heinz Field as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens on October 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

October is breast cancer awareness month, and while the disease can hit women of any age, and according to SWNS Digital, there are a lot of gals who don’t actually realize that, and aren’t doing much to prevent it.

A new survey finds:

  • Half of all women say they do not regularly check themselves for signs of breast cancer.
  • What’s more, a quarter of women under 40 have never checked themselves for breast cancer.
  • Even if they do check themselves, 25% say they aren’t confident they know what they are looking for.
  • 10% don’t check themselves out of fear of finding a lump.
  • 7% of women don’t feel comfortable checking themselves for cultural reasons.
  • Overall, 14% of women say they never check themselves for indicators of breast cancer, such as lumps or changes to their breasts.
  • Of the 83% who do, 19% admit they aren’t sure what they are looking for.
  • 10% of women don’t think they are old enough to get breast cancer.
  • One-third of all women think you can only get breast cancer in your 50s.
  • A little less than a third think they are too “flat-chested” to get breast cancer.

Source: SWNS Digital