BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

  • One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
  • Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Here are some links where you can find out you can help,  get more information about breast cancer, how can donate to find a cure, places to get mammograms, etc…

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BASIC INFORMATION:

VALLEY HEALTH CANCER CENTER

UVA HEALTH SYSTEMS: NOVANT HEALTH

LIFE WITH CANCER

NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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MAKE A DONATION:

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE

MEN AGAINST BREAST CANCER

TIGERLILY FOUNDATION

WOMEN OF WASHINGTON REDSKINS

BREM FOUNDATION

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SCHEDULES FOR MAMMOGRAMS:

SENTARA (Prince William County)

GW HEALTH (Washington, DC)

UVA HEALTH (NOVA) (Novant Health)

UVA HEALTH NOVA FAQ’S

BONNIE’S BUS WVU CANCER INSTITUTE

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VARIOUS EVENTS:

BREAST CANCER EVENTS AROUND DC AREA

CHERRY BLOSSOM WALK FOR BREAST CANCER

BREAST CANCER INNOVATION: DETECTION AND TREATMENT LECTURE