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.
The good news..
Good News About Breast Cancer Trends
In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.
RESEARCH IS KEY!!
Study: Newly Identified Genes Linked with Higher Risk for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer..
A team of researchers in Rochester, Minnesota recently discovered mutations in 5 genes that seem to increase the risk for TNBC. These genes are known by several names: breast-cancer-risk genes, cancer-predisposition genes, and cancer-susceptibility genes. The research team was led by Fergus J. Couch, PhD, the Zbigniew and Anna M. Scheller Professor of Medical Research and Chair of the Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
TNBC tends to be more aggressive than other common types of breast cancer.
Women usually don’t learn they have it until the cancer has already spread to other parts of the body (metastasized), so it may be more complicated to treat.
Treatment options remain limited. Hormone therapies and targeted therapies that help treat people with some types of breast cancer, don’t work for a woman with TNBC. Doctors use chemotherapy to treat these patients, but it isn’t very effective and may have a lot of side effects…
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Newly Discovered Information TNC…
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How does the Reach To Recovery® program support people facing breast cancer?
For more than 45 years, the American Cancer Society Reach To Recovery program has been helping people cope with their breast cancer experience – as early as the first possibility of a diagnosis and continuing for as long as breast cancer remains a personal concern to them.
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Breast Cancer Early Detection and Diagnosis
Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important. Learn more about the various methods of detection:
Early detection and improvements in treatment have helped millions of women survive breast cancer. The videos in the collection below explain breast cancer screening and genetic testing, as well as some of the potential side effects of treatment. There are also personal stories from breast cancer survivors. Every topic is covered including sexual side affects of cancer.. ACS Mission at work..We help you understand!!
Cancer videos and testimonials.
We’re starting with our Mission Monday and this week we are focusing on the information on breast cancer that is provided by the American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
*One way your mission is at work is a website about breast cancer information and facts. It’s a huge library of information and treatment.
Breast Cancer Information
*A great resource of information and the different types of breast cancer.
If you have breast cancer..