Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 1-31
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 266, 120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it was estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women would be breast cancer.
Cancer screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms and is one of the most important things you do for yourself. Screening tests can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure. It is important to remember that when your doctor suggests a screening test, it does not always mean he or she thinks you have cancer. Screening tests are done when you have no cancer symptoms.
(Source: NIH-Nation Cancer Institute)
To learn more about Colorado Cancer Research Program’s breast cancer screening study, TMIST, click HERE. If you are interested in participating in the TMIST trial, please call us at 303-777-2663.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with breast cancer and you are interested in learning more about Colorado Cancer Research Program’s screening and 18 breast cancer clinical trials, click HERE for more information.
Contact your doctor today to set up a screening test.