Breast Cancer facts

Every 13 minutes, a woman dies from breast cancer in the U.S.

In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breast Cancer kills 450 men in the U.S. every year.

Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer announcement doubled the number of women being tested in its first few months.

Exercise, like walking, can reduce breast cancer risk by 25%.

There is a US$1000 sports bra which uses heat sensors to detect signs of breast cancer up to 6 years earlier than a mammogram can.

Breast cancer is one of the most survivable types of cancers over a five year period.

A cooling cap can prevent breast cancer patients facing chemotherapy from losing their hair.

30% of all cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers.

A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.



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