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There are several types of tumors that can occur in the breasts. Most are benign (non-cancerous) and are related to fibrocystic changes. Benign breast tumors are abnormal growths, but they do not appear outside of the breast and they are not life-threatening.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, about 178,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2007 and about 40,500 American women will die from breast cancer. Currently, there are approximately 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. The good news is that death rates from breast cancer continue to decline, particularly in women age 50 or younger, due to earlier detection through screening mammography as well as advances in treatment.

 

 

breast cancer early detection

Get a mammogram
The American Cancer Society recommends having a Baseline Mammogram at age 35 and a screening every year after age 40.

Perform regular breast exams
Women should be aware of how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. Finding a breast chang does not necessarily mean there is a cancer.

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Cleaning For A Reason  is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning once a month for 4 months to any women currently undergoing cancer treatment for any type of cancer. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax confirmation of the treatment.  Cleaning For A Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. For more information call toll free 877.337.3348 or visit www.cleaningforareason.org.

Shopping towards a cure! The following merchants donate a portion of their sales to fighting cancer.

Do you know someone who could use some encouragement?
   

Send them a greeting-  Go Pink for Breast Cancer - 40% of all proceeds from the Pink Collection go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  
Nothing says comfort like mom's homemade CHICKEN SOUP!
Send a
Spoonful of Comfort to someone today.

Breast Cancer T-Shirts and apparel
Defeat Breast Cancer NOW! Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CafePress

Shop3Day Event Merchandise

 
Breast Cancer Resources:

American Cancer Society
    
Breast Cancer Guidebook
  
BreastCancer.org
 
 

HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

  • Encourage loved ones (including yourself) to get regular check-ups! 
  • Shop with merchants who donate portions of sales to fight breast cancer! 
  • Participate in a local fundraiser or become a sponsor today!


AVON WALK for BREAST CANCER 2016-2017

Houston

Washington D.C.

Boston

Chicago

San Francisco 

Santa Barbara

New York

April 22-23, 2017
May 6-7, 2017
June 24-25, 2017
June 3-4, 2017
July 8-9, 2017
September 9-10, 2017
October 15-16, 2016


Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk 2016-2017

Michigan
Twin Cities

Philadelphia

Seattle                 

Atlanta                    

Dallas/Fort Worth         
San Diego

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Aug 4-6, 2017
Aug 18-20, 2017
Oct 14-16, 2016
Sept 15-17, 2017
Oct 7-9, 2016

Nov 4-6, 2016
Nov 18-20, 2016

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 Current Statistics (BreastCancer.org)
  • About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • From 1999 to 2006, breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. decreased by about 2% per year. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.
  • About 1,970 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2010. Less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases occur in men.
  • In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among U.S. women. More than 1 in 4 cancers in women (about 28%) are breast cancer.

 

 

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