October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here are some essential facts to know:
Who gets breast cancer? Anyone can get breast cancer. For example, did you know…
· The older a woman is, the more likely she is to get breast cancer?
· White women are more likely to get breast cancer than women of any other racial or ethnic group? They also have a better chance of survival, primarily because their cancer is usually detected earlier. African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
· Men can get breast cancer too, although it is rare. Less than one of every 100 cases of breast cancer in the U.S. occurs in men. In 2006, it was estimated that men would account for 1,720 cases of breast cancer.
It is never too early to become educated about breast cancer! Check out these great information sources from your Unquiet Library to learn more—educate yourself, your family, and your friends!
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our blog is going pink! We will stay pink through the month of October to help honor all breast cancer survivors in our CRHS community and raise awareness of this disease!