Hi, Fellow Community Members!
If you’ve seen more shades of pink so far this month, there’s a reason for it: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many companies and publications will don pink to spread awareness. As part of this special month, here are several facts about breast cancer. Keep these facts and stats in mind, and make sure to get regular exams for breast cancer. Next week, we’ll share health tips to help lower your risk for breast cancer.
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- In women, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths.
- Although it’s less common, men can get breast cancer, too. An estimated 2,740 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
- There are 3.3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. right now—that’s more than any other type of cancer. The number of survivors has grown as treatment and prevention techniques also have increased.
- The American Cancer Society estimates that this year, there will be an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 63,410 new cases of breast carcinoma in situ, and 40,610 breast cancer deaths.
- The incidence of breast cancer is more common in non-Hispanic white women, but the largest number of breast cancer deaths is in African American women.
- Washington, D.C., Connecticut, and New Hampshire have the highest incidences of breast cancer in the U.S.; Wyoming has the lowest incidence.
- People with stage 0 and stage 1 breast cancers have a greater chance of survival than those at stages 3 or 4.
- There are several forms of breast cancer, but the most common form is ductal carcinoma.
- Nearly 90% of women with breast cancers survive over a five-year time period.
Here are sites where you can find more information about breast cancer. These sites were the source for the facts shown above: National Cancer Institute, Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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