- Approximately 178,480 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year- including 2,030 men.
- 40,460 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.
- At this time, there are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. who have been treated for breast cancer.
- One person is diagnosed approximately every 3 minutes, and one person dies of breast cancer approximately every 14 minutes.
- People over the age of 50 account for 76% of breast cancer cases.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women and is the leading cause of cancer deaths among this group.
- White, non-Hispanic women are more likely to develop breast cancer but African-American women are more likely to die from it.
Quick References... visit the resources for more detailed information.
Maintain a healthy body weight, minimize or avoid alcohol intake, eat healthy, exercise regularly, and take your vitamins.
A spontaneous clear or bloody discharge from the nipple, indentation of the nipple, a change in the size or contours of the breast, any flattening or indentation of the skin over the breast, and redness or pitting of the skin over the breast.
Center for Young Woman's Health
Health information for Teen Girls around the World.
The Maine Cancer Foundation
Information and Resources here in Maine.
Breast cancer information.
Ribbon of Pink
A website for women who have completed their initial treatment for breast cancer.
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