What Are Some Ways To Spend ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month?'
**Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States**
In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 49,290 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
63% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
This year, an estimated 43,600 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.
Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2021, an estimated 2,650 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S. and approximately 530 will die.
1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2021, approximately
30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer.
There are over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
Here Are Some Ways To Spend ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’:
1- Self Exam
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you’ll know it’s vital that women check their breasts regularly. But sadly, lots of women out there don’t check.
Find out more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and learn what changes to look for: https://brea...breast-cancer
2- Wear pink
'Wear it pink' is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the organization, ’Breast Cancer Now’, and it couldn’t be easier to join in. Whether you’ll be at work, school, or in your community, all you need to do on Friday, October 22nd is wear pink and raise as much money as you can to help make life-saving research happen.
Find out more about wearing it pink:
3- Tell your story
Act now and join the #55000Reasons campaign. The real experiences of the 55,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK – and their family and friends – represent real reasons why politicians should invest in breast cancer services.
Tell us how breast cancer has affected your life and we will share it with the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, to make sure breast cancer services get the funding they need from NHS England.
Tell your story:
4- Donate and Fundraise
*Donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
(Other ways to give):
*Donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc:
*Donate to the Susan G Komen Foundation
5- Remember someone you love
A Fund in Memory is a personal and very special online space, created by you in memory of your loved one. It gives you a page where friends and family can come together to share their fondest memories and raise money in your loved one’s name for breast cancer research.
6-Join the conversation
Look out for the various campaigns going on, not only throughout the month but all year long. It just takes a few minutes to check on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share with your friends and family to help spread the word. One of the best things you can do is to be informed, as well as inform others. Working together to fight against this form of cancer (and all forms of cancer) is such an important part of prevention and helping to eventually eradicate this disease.
*Check out some of the events going on near you this month: