Fast Facts About Breast Cancer You Need To KnowOctober 15, 2021 3:22 pm
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all month long we’re wearing pink in support of survivors, those who have lost their battle with this terrible disease, researchers, and advocates who are all in the fight against breast cancer.
Today. we’re taking a few minutes to give you some very important fast facts about breast cancer. These facts come courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC.)
- Over a quarter of a million women are diagnosed each year with breast cancer in the United States (255,000)
- 42,000 women die each year from the disease
- Just 1% of all breast cancer diagnosis in the U.S. are in men, but it can happen even though it is rare
- The majority of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. is in women over 50 although it can be found in younger women, it is less likely
The good news is that with the added attention to breast cancer awareness and the research that has been and is being done on the disease the outlook for women and those men who get diagnosed with the disease is much brighter then it was 10-20 years ago. Things are starting to look better, even as we have a long way to go.
It is important during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and every month that we spend time educating and encouraging those who may be at risk for the disease on how they can proactively prevent a devastating diagnosis.