Hey Friend -
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month is important to me because I am grateful to be celebrating 11 years of breast cancer survivorship. I am also honored to be counted among the many women who win the battle against this terrible disease.
I wanted to share with you a few statistics from breastcancer.org.
- As of January 2020, there are more than 3.5 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
- About 2,620 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2020.
- Black women are more likely to die of breast cancer than any other race.
One key to survivorship is early detection. If you have a family history of cancer or are 40 something and fabulous, you should start getting annual screenings. For more information on the warning signs of breast cancer, please read this information from the Susan G Koman website.
Please wear pink this month to support breast cancer survivorship. Have a prosperous Pinktober!