October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is breast cancer awareness month we like to do our part here at South Beach Swimsuits to spread awareness and support. Here are some stats to see where we stand the past year.
In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women (Table 1) and approximately 2,670 cases will be diagnosed in men. In addition, an estimated 48,100 cases of DCIS will be diagnosed among women. Approximately 41,760 women and 500 men are expected to die from breast cancer in 2019.
More than 3.8 million US women with a history of breast cancer were alive on January 1, 2019. Some of these women were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment. More than 150,000 breast cancer survivors are living with metastatic disease, three-fourths of whom were originally diagnosed with stage I-III.
©2019, American Cancer Society, Inc., Surveillance Research
Being in the know if half the battle.
Women with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop breast cancer. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease. Some risk factors (such as drinking alcohol) can be avoided. But most risk factors (such as having a family history of breast cancer) can’t be avoided. Having a risk factor does not mean that a woman will get breast cancer. Many women who have risk factors never develop breast cancer.
- In 2020, an estimated 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 48,530 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- 64% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99%.
- This year, an estimated 42,170 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.
- Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2020, an estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year in the U.S. and approximately 520 will die.
- 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. It is estimated that in 2020, approximately 30% of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast cancer.
- There are over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
- On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
We wear pink in honor of the survivors, the fighters, our moms, our aunts, our sisters, our friends and ourselves. Be aware, check your self and be pro active!