Pink Ties for 100 Survivors
Today, we launch our Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in support of anyone who battled Breast Cancer. Although we dedicate the month of October to all of you, we also celebrate your life and strength of being here with us daily.
Outside of Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women of all races. However, when looking at African-American women, Breast Cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis. In a report highlighting patients between 2005-2011, Black women have a 80% survival rate in comparison to a 91% survival rate amongst white counterparts.
Breast Cancer is not a gender-specific cancer diagnosis, about 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. Similarly to black women, black men are more likely to develop breast cancer in comparison to white men. Black men are also three times more likely to die from breast cancer then their white counterparts. Medical professionals attribute this to African American men being less likely than white men to be referred to an oncologist or get chemotherapy.
With good management and treatment, breast cancer is curable. Let’s celebrate our survivors and work together to eradicate Breast Cancer!
If you are a survivor of Breast Cancer or know someone who is, please sign follow the link below.