October is Nathional Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers.
  • In 2011, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US.
  • About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
  • About 2,190 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2012.  410 of those men will die because of it.   A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer in men is about 1 in 1,000.
  • In 2012 an estimated 39,510 people will die from breast cancer

About Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Stats via   Image via Tim J


3 thoughts on “October is Nathional Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

  1. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s also Fire Prevention Month. Fire departments all over the US are holding open houses this month, with bldg tours, food, and fun stuff for kids, and they are also working with the Komen Foundation and local hospitals and women’s clinics to promote breast cancer awareness. A lot of fire departments are selling t-shirts, sweatshirts, pink ribbon stickers and other stuff at the events, with proceeds going toward the cause. Check with your local FD or media to see if there’s an event in your town. You’ll never meet a nicer bunch of folks than your firefighters.

    Huber Hts FD in SW Ohio is going all out again. Check out their Facebook page for a lot of photos, including more of their new fire truck.



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