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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Women’s Health and Wellness Proposed Observance Plan

The following facts are from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and American Cancer Society, which offer excellent resources to learn more about breast cancer.

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide
  • 1 in 8 women receive a breast cancer diagnosis
  • On average, every 2 minutes a female is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes
  • Alcohol use increases the risk of breast cancer
  • Over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the U.S. today 
  • An estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer 
  • 1 in 1,000 men will receive a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breast cancer occurrence and death rates generally increase with age
  • Only 5-10% of individuals diagnosed have a family history of breast cancer 


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may be able to reduce your risk for breast cancer by taking care of your health. Check out this resource to learn more: http://bit.ly/2Kz4b5q