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  • Drinks 4 Pink: Join Eagle 107 along with local businesses for the month of October for Drinks for Pink! Have your favorite personalities serve up your favorite drinks for a night while supporting the Thyra M. Humphries Center and Paint the Valley Pink. Learn more HERE.

 

Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States

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 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 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 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Source: www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Schedule a Mammogram at Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast HealthMammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. However, no medical test is always 100 percent accurate, and mammography is no exception. Research is under way to improve the technology to lead to better accuracy and to create new technologies.It is important for women to practice the elements of good breast health. It is suggested women:

  • Obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of 40
  • Obtain annual clinical breast exams
  • Perform monthly breast-self exams
  • Obtain a risk assessment from a physician

SOURCE: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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