FACTS & FIGURES

Did You Know?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. (Non-melanoma skin cancer is the leading form of cancer among women.) In 2006, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 40,820 women died from breast cancer. That same year, 191,410 women were diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer Statistics

* Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women behind non-melanoma skin cancer.
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Famous Breast Cancer Survivors

Celebrity may bring a person riches and fame, but it cannot protect against cancer. There are many famous women who have experienced breast cancer and beat the disease. Here's a look at some of them.
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Did You Know?

A woman's chance for breast cancer or ovarian cancer increases if she tests positive for a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. According to BreastCancer.org, most inherited cases of breast cancer have been associated with BRCA1, which stands for BReast CAncer gene one, and BRCA2, or BReast CAncer gene two.
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Komen For the Cure Keeps Going Strong

When Susan Goodman Komen passed away from breast cancer in 1980, her younger sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, felt that perhaps breast cancer patients might live longer if patients were more informed about breast cancer and its treatment. Susan Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 and died three years later, motivating Nancy Brinker to help speed up research aimed at finding a cure for breast cancer.
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Did You Know?

Breastfeeding is not only good for babies, but it's also good for the environment. Breastfeeding reduces the reliance on plastic or glass bottles, requiring fewer to be manufactured.
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