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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Update | Tuesday, October 26, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness and early detection of this life-threatening disease. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the nation, with more new diagnoses each year than any other form of cancer.

Current Breast Cancer Statistics:

  • Transgender men, cisgender women, and non-binary people with breast tissue in the United States have a 13% average risk – or 1 in 8 chance – of developing breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • The American Cancer Society estimates 284,200 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the nation this year. They also estimate 43,600 people will die from breast cancer.
  • There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including those still being treated and those who have completed treatment.
  • Be proactive: get screened. Encourage your loved ones to do so. Ask your doctor when to begin mammograms and other screenings based on your personal history.

Learn more about breast cancer at this link.

Additional resources:

Breast Cancer Awareness Feature | CDC

Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer Information & Overview

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines for LGPTQ+ People

Resource for full-time employees: call Cancerbridge at 855-366-7700. It provides information specific to you or your family member’s cancer inquiry. In addition, the service provides expert cancer navigation and insight into treatment options. 


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