October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2012, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:
- 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer
- 63,300 new cases of in situ breast cancer (including ductal carcinoma in situ and lobular carcinoma in situ, with about 85% being ductal)
- 39,510 breast cancer deaths
In men, it is estimated that there will be:
- 2,190 new cases of breast cancer
- 410 breast cancer deaths
I included the video above, as it was both touching and inspirational. Almost everyone in the US knows someone that has been affected by breast cancer. Both women and men should be informed about risk factors, proper screening, and prevention. Check out http://ww5.komen.org/Default.aspx for more information. It's a great website with pertinent facts and recommendations.
Raising awareness saves lives...