On average, 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week.
Estimated number of new cases of breast cancer in females by age:
6,600 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 70+
5, 800 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 60-69
6,200 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 50-59
3, 500 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 40-49
950 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women under the age of 40
On average, 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week.
At present, the five-year relative survival rate for female breast cancer in
Canada is 87% (84% for men) which means that women diagnosed with
breast cancer have an 87% likelihood of living for 5 years after their diagnosis.
This is in Canada. [link]
If you want to see the U.S statistics go here: [link]
This is not something to be taken lightly. I can assure you that not only women are affected by this. Men with breast cancer make up a little less than 1% of all cases.
So dont brush it off just
because you're a dude. It may affect you, OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lets make it count.
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For ever fav =paintedbluerose will donate money to breast cancer research!