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Monday, October 28, 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As October is coming to a close I just wanted to take this time to Honor those that have been affected by Breast Cancer. As Millions may now that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I wanted to Honor those that I know personally that have been affected with this Condition, Weather you are a Mother, Daughter, Friend, Family Member, Sister, Aunt, Cousin these facts from the American Cancer Society is GREAT NEWS to hear. In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed among US women, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. That year, approximately 39,620 US women were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women. Breast cancer incidence rates are highest in non-Hispanic white women, followed by African American women and are lowest among Asian/Pacific Islander women. In contrast, breast cancer death rates are highest for African American women, followed by white women. Breast cancer death rates are lowest for Asian/Pacific Islander women. Breast cancer incidence and death rates also vary by state. Cancer statistics such as these are presented in this updated edition of the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts and Figures. This publication provides updated cancer research facts about breast cancer, including incidence, mortality, and survival trends for breast cancer, as well as information on early detection, treatment, and factors that influence risk and survival.

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