2015 Women’s Healthcare Breast Cancer Statistics
- The American Cancer Society estimates that there are 8 million women living in the United States that are currently being diagnosed, treated and surviving with breast cancer.
- There are 232,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women each year in the United States.
- Each year in the United States alone there are 40,000 breast cancer deaths in women. After lung cancer, breast cancer is the second most leading cause of death in women. Early detection offers the best chance of survival by conducting self-breast exams, starting in your twenties.
- The American Cancer Society states that one in eight women in the United States will get Breast Cancer in her lifetime.
- The top three factors that result in breast cancer are: advancing age, family history and a previous cancer diagnosis.
- If you are 40 years of age or older, have a family history of breast cancer, have been previously diagnosed with another form of cancer, take the time to meet with your women’s healthcare medical provider.
Early detection leads to early prevention.
- The American Cancer Society recommends women see your women’s healthcare provider for your annual wellness exam and receive a clinical breast exam every three years at the age of 20 and every year after age 40.
- Baseline mammograms should take place on an annual basis at the age of 40. 96% of women who find and treat breast cancer early will be cancer free after five years.
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s the perfect time to implement some simple steps into your routine that could save your life.
- Starting in your twenties, it’s important to conduct monthly self breast exams.
- Be sure you schedule your annual wellness exam and talk with your women’s healthcare provider about your family history and when is the right time to receive your baseline and on-going mammograms.
October is breast cancer awareness month and the providers at Monarch women’s Healthcare would like to encourage the women in our community to meet with their medical provider, receive a physical exam, perform monthly self-breast checks and schedule your mammogram if you are age 40 or older.
Register to support the Run for the Cure to help find the cure for breast cancer! Then Oct 3, 2015, come out and run with us for the cure!