According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
In 2022, an estimated 287,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 51,400 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- 65% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%.
- Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2022, an estimated 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. and approximately 530 men will die from breast cancer.
It comes around every year in October, and this October is no exception. It is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of screenings, and options for treatment.
Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.
Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. With early detection and treatment, most women can survive breast cancer.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services offers this information regarding breast cancer in Michigan:
Breast Cancer in Michigan
DHD#10 – Breast Cancer Screening
CDC: Information on Breast Cancer
Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition
Susan G. Komen Michigan
Michigan Cancer Consortium
American Cancer Society