October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Do you have an early detection plan?

By October 11, 2016 Healthy Living No Comments
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Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States

  • 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.

Have An Early Detection Plan

Early detection provides the greatest possibility for successful treatment. When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%.

An Early Detection Plan includes performing monthly breast self-exams, regularly visiting your doctor for scheduled clinical breast exams, and following your healthcare provider’s recommendations for mammograms, which will depend on your age and health history.