Breast cancer awareness month is upon us and organizations, survivors and their families are in full swing to raise money to find a cure. You have likely seen a stronger presence of “pink” all around… in stores, in the doctors office, on the football field and more. There are many people that get involved during October to show their support for a loved one currently battling breast cancer or to celebrate a survivor that was impacted.
However, while the world turns pink, please understand the REAL reason behind the cause. It is important to do regular self checks and to schedule routine mammograms. As donations to C3 for Change are also important as we work to help find a cure, please click here to donate. Any amount helps and we sincerely appreciate your gift, in honor of people close to our hearts, and yours.
Breast Cancer Statistics from breastcancer.org:
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.