Breast cancer touches many lives. Given the statistics, it’s likely that you or someone you love either has or will have breast cancer. That’s because one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2013, it’s estimated that there will be close to 300,000 new cases of breast cancer among women and close to 40,000 breast cancer deaths. Among men, there will be over 2,200 new cases of breast cancer and around 400 breast cancer deaths. This weekend will be the second memorial I will attend for a friend who lost her battle with breast cancer.
The great news is that through awareness and services made available to everyone, regardless of income, breast cancer is detected and treated early, so the survival rates have gone up significantly.
Detecting breast cancer early is great, but wouldn’t it be even better to prevent it in the first place? Check back tomorrow and I’ll tell you how you can greatly reduce your risk of getting breast cancer.