- Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
- This year more than 232,000 new cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S.
- 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in US women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
- 2,240 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and 440 are predicted to die.
- When breast cancer is found early, in the localized stage, the five year survival rate is 98%. This is good news!
- Over 2.9 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the US today.
Source: American Cancer Society
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is “Helping Women Now®.” Their mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. Programs include:
National Mammography Program (NMP) – Provides free diagnostic breast care services for underserved women nationwide through a network of certified hospitals. For more information, visit nbcf.org.
Beyond The Shock® (BTS) – A global, comprehensive online guide to understanding breast cancer. For more information, visit BeyondTheShock.com.
Early Detection Plan (EDP) – An interactive tool that utilizes text messages, calendar notifications, and emails to help remind women to schedule breast self-exams, mammograms, and clinical breast exams. Visit earlydetectionplan.org and create your plan today.
Research – NBCF works with some of the finest scientists and hospitals in the world to help find the cure for breast cancer. For more information about NBCF’s research initiatives, visit nbcf.org.
You can make a difference through donations, fundraising events, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, and/or volunteering. Visit nbcf.org to learn more.