The Future of Breast Cancer in America
Today, breast cancer is the number one occurring cancer in women, and it
is the number one cause of death among women 35 to 54 years of age. Every
three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 12 minutes
a person dies from breast cancer. These are some startling statistics
on breast cancer rates in America; however, there is some good news too.
There are many organizations committed to discovering a cure for breast cancer.
How can we change the future for many women?
Breast cancer is the most self-discovered of all cancers, so early detection
is the greatest hope for American women. Early detection includes:
- Practicing regular breast self-exams
- Complying with screening guidelines for clinical exams and mammography
on the recommended basis
It is estimated that one-third of the breast cancer deaths in America yearly
could be prevented by early detection. Breast cancer detected in its early
stage can usually be treated successfully. Our commitment is to education
and support of the woman to learn breast self-exam skills and adhere to
the screening guidelines until our future in breast cancer changes.
For more information, please call The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at (973) 877-5189.