LCHD offers free cancer screening program for women

'2000 detected with breast cancer daily'

And, as more than 40,600 women are expected to die of the disease in the USA this year, it also remains the second leading cause of death after lung cancer, the Post notes.

Less than a week ago, prolific actress Julia Louise-Dreyfus announced on Twitter that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to remind ourselves and the women in our lives to have a mammogram.

According to the American Cancer Society, almost 2,500 men will find out they have breast cancer this year.

Geaux Pink is a signature fundraising program that encourages individuals, schools, businesses and sports teams to join in the fight against cancer during October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds from the event benefit the Melissa Doise Hope for the Miracle Foundation, which funds care packages for JDP breast cancer patients, as well as informational and educational materials about the disease.


Ryan's goal is to collect about 100,000 cans and bottles with the special bins that are pink with breast cancer symbols on them. She said she has previously worked with the Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Ill.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer".

In fact, the ACS was quick to note that even though the rate of breast cancer diagnosis was slightly lower in black women between 2010 and 2014, the death rate was 42 percent higher in African American women over the same time period.

About 1 in 8 US women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While there now is no cure for breast cancer, researchers work tirelessly every day to try to eradicate this terrible disease. Other risk factors include having a family history of breast cancer, a lack of physical activity and excess weight or obesity after menopause, among others. Each week this month I will highlight important information about breast cancer. "We are proud to help and be a part of this very worthy effort". "Over the last 15 years, because of advanced treatments and early detection, deaths associated with breast cancer have declined approximately 40 percent, and we want to see that number continue to decline".

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, almost 246,600 women will be diagnosed with the disease in the United States by the end of this year, and another 40,000 die of breast cancer every year.

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