Why is fighting breast cancer so important?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in almost all countries worldwide.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer type in females in most countries in the world in 2018. About one in twenty females will be diagnosed with breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, although this number varies significantly by country.
In the United States, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a woman in the United States developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 13%. This means there is a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer. This also means there is a 7 in 8 chance she will never have the disease.
Breast cancer occurs mainly in women, but men can get it, too. Many people do not realize that men have breast tissue and that they can develop breast cancer. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other areas.
For more information about breast cancer, please visit cancer.org or check out the Breast Cancer Awareness Inforoll for a roadmap to various programs available to cancer patients and their caregivers.