Updated: Oct 22, 2018
October is here, and during this month, we give special time and attention towards the fight against Breast Cancer. Every October people across the world sport the color pink to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness. We at Urban Houston Network want to make sure that we do our part to show support and help educate the community on this particular infirmity.
Here are 5 quick facts and figures about Breast Cancer to keep you well informed.
1. 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in her lifetime. That's approximately 12.5% of all American women.
2. On average over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer per year, and an additional 40,500 will die.
3. Although rare, men can be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Around 2,470 men will be diagnosed per year, and about 460 of these cases will result in death.
4. When it comes to cancer, color matters. Although Caucasian women are more likely to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer, African-American women are more likely to die from it. A lack of proper preventative care and treatment are some of the main contributing factors in the disproportion of survival rates.
5. Early detection is key! The earlier Breast Cancer is detected, the easier the fight against it will be. You should make an effort do regular self-examinations, as well as yearly mammograms in order to ensure the health of your breasts.
To learn more, join the fight, or donate, visit https://ww5.komen.org/