October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, except for skin cancers. It is about 30% (or 1 in 3) of all new female cancers each year.
The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2022 are:
- About 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 51,400 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) will be diagnosed.
- About 43,250 women will die from breast cancer.
"I'm not embarrassed to tell you [that I had breast cancer] cause I'm happy to be here" - Commissioner Beverly Williams
“I’m here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance.” – Wanda Sykes
National Breast Cancer - https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breast-cancer/early-detection/breast-cancer-resources
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/breastcancerawareness/index.htm
American Cancer Society - https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html
Susan G. Komen - https://www.komen.org/support-resources/tools/