Breast Cancer Awareness

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In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.  About 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016.  A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000

Who gets breast cancer?

 • Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among US women, accounting for 29% of newly diagnosed cancers.

• Men are generally at low risk for developing breast cancer; however, they should report any change in their breasts to a physician.

breast-cancer-early-detectionInformation, 24 hours a day, seven days a week The American Cancer Society is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at cancer.org and by calling the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.  Callers are connected with a cancer information specialist who can help them locate a hospital, understand breast cancer and treatment options, learn what to expect and how to plan, address insurance concerns, find financial resources, find a local support group, and more. The Society can also help people who speak languages other than English or Spanish find the assistance they need, offering services in more than 200 languages.  People can visit cancer.org/breastcancer to find information on every aspect of the breast cancer experience, from prevention to survivorship.

This disease hits close to home for so many of our members, whether they are survivors, have lost friends or family or have watched their loved ones have to fight for their lives.

As with many causes that are close to our members’ hearts we are going to do what we can to raise awareness and contribute to a cure.

bake-for-hopeOur ExpressJet Flight Attendants will be holding bake sales at their bases and all proceeds will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  We will put out a bulletin as soon as we have dates for each base.

If you are aware of other Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising activities happening in your station, please email us with information and/or pictures to Rackerman@IAMdl142.org.

We look forward to doing more for breast cancer awareness month and fighting to find a cure.

For a helpful guide about breast health click here .

You can also find out more about donating or participating in the Susan G Komen 3-day walk. Find out when they are walking in your city.

 

 

 

 

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Updated: October 10, 2016 — 11:06 am
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