Breast Cancer Awareness Day in 2015 is on Friday, October 16th. Breast cancer actually doesn’t have one day of recognition. It has the entire month of October. However, National Mammography Day on the third Friday in October is a good date to celebrate as Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

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 252,710 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,500 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 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 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

So, what is Breast Cancer?

 

And What Causes Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer cannot be prevented but you can take three important steps to help detect it earlier.  The free resource, 3 Steps to Early Detection, can increase your chance of finding breast cancer before it spreads.  For your free copy from the National Breast Cancer Foundation click HERE!

For more information on how you can get past the shock of a personal diagnosis or that of a friend or family member check out videos from “Beyond the Shock” provided by the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s YouTube Series Here.