“There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.” ~ Ann Jillian
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness and understanding of the disease. Although many people are cognizant of breast cancer, numerous persons forget or neglect to take measures to detect the disease in its early stages. While we have made a great deal of progress, we still have a long journey ahead of us and need your assistance!
Facts about Breast Cancer in the United States
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2, 150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.
According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.
The above information was derived from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi