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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