September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2018, it’s estimated that among U.S. women and men there will be*:

Women

 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer

 40,920 breast cancer deaths

Men

2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer

480 breast cancer deaths

*American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2018. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2018.

 Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

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