This month we honor the lives of those who have lost their battle with breast cancer, celebrate those who have survived breast cancer and support those who continue to fight. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
- 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 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 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 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.
We will continue research for a cure and spread the word about the importance of mammograms. The Susan G. Komen and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation are two of several great organizations to donate.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…StylebySavitraYvette will display pink for the entire month.
If you wish to pay tribute or post a survivor story please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to share your story.