October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a great time to renew your commitment to the cause.
Over the month of October:
- Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone battling breast cancer. They need your support.
- Inform your loved ones about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and urge them to visit the doctor often and take care of their bodies.
- Improve your diet.
- Exercise more.
- Volunteer or donate to a breast cancer organization.
According to NationalBreastCancer.org
- One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
Visit NationalBreastCancer.org to learn the FACTS about Breast Cancer.