The American Cancer Society estimates that 212,920
women will be diagnosed with and 40,970 women will die of cancer of the
breast in 2006. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women.
It is estimated that 1,720 men will be diagnosed and
460 men will die of breast cancer during 2006.
At this time there are slightly more than two million
women living in the United States
who have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American
women and is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths
among women ages 40-59.
Breast cancer death rate has been dropping about 2
percent annually since 1990 to 2002 in all women combined, with larger
decreases in younger (<50 years) women, a decline attributed to earlier
detection through screening, increased awareness, and improved
Treatment for breast cancer continues to evolve and
important advances are being achieved at a rapid pace providing patients
with more choices and significant improvements in survival and quality
Early detection is the best protection!
Seven (7) Major Warning
Signs of Cancer
Because there are more than 200 kinds of
cancer, it stands to reason that the disease can produce many
different symptoms. The American Cancer Society lists the
following 7 cardinal cancer warning signs that always need
(1)-Any persistent change in bowel or bladder
(2)-Unusual bleeding or discharge
(3)-Persistent indigestion or difficulty
(4)-A nagging, hacking cough or hoarseness
that lasts more than 2 weeks
(5)-Any sore that does not heal
(6)-A thickening or lump in the breast or
(7)-Recent change in the size or color of a
wart or mole
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