Breast cancer information
When it comes to your health, knowledge is power. In this section, you will find helpful information about breast cancer risk factors, symptoms, and treatments, as well as stories from and resources for breast cancers survivors. Additional in-depth information can be found through organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the National Breast Cancer Foundation so we encourage you to extend your research by visiting their websites. To get you started, here are some important statistics about breast cancer in the United States from the Centers for Diseases Control:
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
- It is estimated that more than 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 40,000 will die each year
- Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year
The good news is that advances in medicine and technology, better screening, and early detection are making it possible for the medical community to reduce the death rate for this disease. We are proud of how far we’ve come and hope that you will join us in fighting breast cancer by staying healthy, getting annual mammograms, and keeping informed.
Awareness is one of the most powerful ways you can fight breast cancer. As the region’s premier health care system, CarePoint Health is continuously utilizing new and innovative ways to treat and prevent this disease, and this includes education. We hope that this section is helpful and sets you on your way to making better informed decision about your health and well-being.