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DID YOU KNOW: 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.
- It was estimated 27,060 new cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among African American women in 2013.
- Among younger women (under age 45), however, the mortality rate of breast cancer is higher in African Americans than in whites. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years for white women
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Free Mammograms – http://ww5.komen.org/LowCostorFreeMammograms.html
- Sisters Network, Inc., a National African American breast cancer survivorship organization – http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org
- Read article, “More Evidence That Breastfeeding Reduces Hormone-Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women“
- Susan G. Komen – Sacramento Valley – http://komensacramento.org
Submitted by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson