Here are some facts on cancer:
Breast Cancer Facts (Source: American Cancer Society)
Approximately one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their life and one in 33 have a chance of dying.
One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer ever three minutes and one will die every 13 minutes in the U.S.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. at one in three cancer cases diagnosed.
Approximately 178,480 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women during 2007.
In 2007, 40,910 women are expected to die from breast cancer in the U.S.There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
Earlier detection and improved treatment have helped mortality rates decline 2.3 percent per year from 1990 to 2002 among all women.
Women 20 and older should conduct Breast Self Exams (BSE) annually.
Clinical Breast Examinations (CBE) should be conducted every three years for women in their 20s and 30s, and every year for women 40 and older.
Breast cancer is typically associated with women. However, men are not immune from breast cancer.
Part of the problem with spreading the word about breast cancer and breastfeeding for that matter is all the issues society has with breasts being sexual. Breasts are for feeding babies FIRST. All the sexiness is just a plus.
Go on and do your part in whatever way you are comfortable. Blogging is a great way to spread the word.
Breast cancer awareness links:
City of Hope