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Breast Cancer Awareness

Impact

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily from an incidence of 1:20 in 1960 to 1:7 women today.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 40,000 patients will die from the disease. Breast cancer is truly an epidemic among women and it is unclear why. Breast cancer however is not exclusively a disease of women. For every 100 women with breast cancer, 1 male will develop the disease.

Detection, Detection, Detection

  1. Seventy percent of all breast cancers are found through breast self-exams yet not all lumps are detectable by touch.
  2. Eight out of ten breast lumps are not cancerous. However, if a lump is found, it's important to schedule a doctor's appointment.
  3. Mammography is a low-dose X-ray examination that can detect breast cancer up to two years before it is large enough to be felt.
  4. When breast cancer is found early, the five-year survival rate is 96%. This is good news! Over 2 million breast cancer survivors are alive in America today.

About Susan G. Komen

What started as a promise to a sister, inspired a global movement. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists they work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. We feel confident that our donation to Susan G. Komen will positively contribute to the fight for a cure.

Susan G Komen Donations To Date $511.64

Total Letters For A Cause Donations $4474.54

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