October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s that time of the year where the Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon and the color PINK begin infiltrating our everyday both online and offline – in restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, even hardware stores and football – some promising to donate a portion of the proceeds, others building awareness and early detection and many offering hope and support to those touched by Breast Cancer.
NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com is constantly working to build awareness about this disease that effects women and men. Join us!
In the Ultimate FIGHT against Breast Cancer!
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>RIGHT Corner, Fighter: YOU
LEFT corner, Opponent: BREAST CANCER<
ABOUT THE CONTENDERS
The Opponent: Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it, too.
The Fighter: YOU
Delawarean, female, any and all races, ages and ethnicities
The Opponent: Breast Cancer
In the United States, Breast Cancer is
- The 2nd most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity. (2nd only to certain types of skin cancer)
- The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.
- The 2nd most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.
- In the United States in 2010,* 206,966 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,996 women and 439 men died from the disease.
- *Source Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, www.cdc.gov
The Fighter: YOU
In Delaware, Breast Cancer is:
- Loosing the FIGHT! YOU ARE WINNING!
- According to the Delaware Health & Social Services Cancer Incidence Report – From 1993–97 to 2003–07, Delaware’s decline in female breast cancer incidence was 42.7% greater than the decline at the National level. Increases in early detection may be responsible for some of this progress. Based on the data from the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Study (BRFSS) there are only two(2) states with higher proportions of women having received a mammogram in the past two(2) years.
- According to the CDCP in 2010, Delaware was the 4th highest ranking state for Female breast cancer incidents overall.
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TOGETHER LET’S KNOCK OUT BREAST CANCER
IN DELAWARE AND BEYOND!
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LET’S GIVE A GIANT ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO
Your LOCAL Delaware Breast Cancer Resources for all of their Incredible Support, Awareness & Training
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) began in 1991 as a small group of community volunteers, led by Maureen Lauterbach, who were committed to decreasing the mortality rate of breast cancer in Delaware. In 1997, DBCC became a 501c(3) non-profit organization serving to raise awareness of breast health issues in Delaware through outreach, education and support to help facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Today, DBCC remains the only organization in the State of Delaware focused solely on breast health issues as they affect the women and men who live here. DBCC also is proud to serve our neighbors in the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Find DBCC online at debreastcancer.org and via Facebook at facebook.com/DelawareBreastCancerCoalition
American Cancer Society of Delaware/Delmarva – ACS is a national organization with a Local purpose to saves lives and creates more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. Call 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org for cancer information, any time, day or night. Find ACS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delaware.delmarva
YES, Men Get Breast Cancer too. In men, breast cancer can happen at any age, but is most common in men who are between 60 and 70 years old. Male breast cancer is not as common. For every 100 cases of breast cancer, less than 1 is in men. For men, signs of breast cancer and treatment are almost the same as for women. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s General Information About Male Breast Cancer.