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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As you know, we are devoting this month’s blogs to October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I wanted to share with you a few statistics that I find alarming.

From the CDC: The #1 most common cancer among women of ALL races and Hispanic origin is Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer is leading cause of deaths among Hispanic women. Black, white and Asian/Pacific Islander women are second and American Indian/Alaska Native women are third.

Breast cancer is a group of diseases that affects breast tissue. Both women and men can get breast cancer, though it is much more common in women. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States. Some women are at higher risk for breast cancer than others because of their personal or family medical history or because of certain changes in their genes.

Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that average-risk women who are 50 to 74 years old should have a screening mammogram every two years. Average-risk women who are 40 to 49 years old should talk to their doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.

Mammograms are covered by most health insurance programs. You can get a screening mammogram without any out-of-pocket costs. If you are worried about the cost or don’t have health insurance, CDC offers free or low-cost mammograms and education about breast cancer.

Each year in the United States, about 220,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,000 in men. About 40,000 women and 400 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. Over the last decade, the risk of getting breast cancer has not changed for women overall, but the risk has increased for black women and Asian and Pacific Islander women. Black women have a higher risk of death from breast cancer than white women.

The risk of getting breast cancer goes up with age. In the United States, the average age when women are diagnosed with breast cancer is 61. Men who get breast cancer are diagnosed usually between 60 and 70 years old.

Do you know a breast cancer survivor? We invite them to share their stories here.  Give us motivation and inspiration and we’ll return the love!

A dozen stunning pink roses will show her how much you care!

pink roses with bb

Share with us! We’ll share with you! Let’s be inspired by the men and women who battle Breast Cancer every day.

Tina and Pamela

Roadrunner Florist  www.roadrunnerflorist.com  602-246-1271

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