National Breast Cancer Organization
Facts about Breast Cancer in the United States
- One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
- Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 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 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.
At Love My Nurse Home Health Care Services we want everybody to take all proactive measures possible to stay as healthy as you can. If you have any questions about how to find resources or just need some help locating the appropriate physician, treatment, or homecare services please email or call us today.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Love My Nurse Home Health Care Services encourages not only seniors but all females to have regular health examinations conducted by a trusted physician. Early detection can save your life when it comes to the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). Millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment.
A leading researcher in the United States is The American Cancer Society. They are actively fighting breast cancer by helping women get tested to find breast cancer earlier, and helping them understand their treatment options and cope with the physical and emotional side effects. They also fund research to help prevent, find, and treat breast cancer.
Another great organization that helps in the fight against breast cancer is the Susan G. Komen. They help fund, organize, and coordinate events that directly impact the lives of those who have or are suffering from this disease. To get involved with either one of these wonderful organizations please click on the links at the bottom of the page. For any additional help with finding resources to help you join the fight against breast cancer please feel free to contact our home health agency and homecare coordinator would be happy to help you find the appropriate care for you.