Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
What are the key statistics about breast cancer? Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.
Many factors can influence your breast cancer risk, and most women who develop breast cancer do not have any known risk factors or a history of the disease in their families. However, you can help lower your risk of breast cancer in the following ways.
Each year October is used for Breast Cancer Awareness. Get involved and join the conversation. Follow #breastcancerawareness and #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth.