Though the American Cancer Society notes that white women have higher risks for the disease, it remains a leading cause of death for Filipino women. The Philippine Cancer Registry lists more than 10,000 cases with a mortality rate of 40%. The World Health Organization (WHO) notes that the country holds the highest incidence rate of breast cancer in Asia, and the ninth in the world as of 2008.
You may be healthy now, but it helps to protect yourself from the disease this early by exercising regularly, limiting your alcohol intake, maintaining a balanced diet, and avoiding exposure to toxic chemicals and environmental pollutants. By now, you should also know how to feel your twins and armpits for lumps.