October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The likelihood that you know someone, are related to someone or are that “someone” who has been diagnosed with breast cancer are unfortunately better odds than they use to be. The good news though is that death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options. Below are some important facts and stats about breast cancer which is now the most common cancer among women worldwide. Early detection can save your life so get regular screenings and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
On Saturday, October 21 from 9-11am we are hosting a special donation yoga class to raise money and awareness for breast cancer with all proceeds donated to The Cancer Support Center. Please join us in our #FightForTheCure! We are all in this together as this has touched far too many of our lives.
Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States
- One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.