LIVE FROM THE CHALLENGE AROUND THE WORLD
Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in women, and the second main cause of cancer death for women in the U.S., besides lung cancer.
About 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, around 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer cases are expected in women, and around 40,610 women are likely to die from the disease in the U.S.. Awareness of the symptoms and early detection of the disease are important premises reducing the death rate.
Breast cancer can’t be prevented, but advances in screening and treatment have improved survival rates dramatically since 1989. Finding and treating breast cancer at an early stage can save lives.
"With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer."Betsey Johnson
"Whether you're a mother or father, or a husband or a son, or a niece or a nephew or uncle, breast cancer doesn't discriminate."Stephanie McMahon
"Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient."Jennifer Aniston