Cancer is a word that no one wants to hear or think about, but the reality is that it is more common than ever, affecting more women in the US than any other cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Breast cancer is higher in women in the United States than other cancers such as lung cancer.
This year alone, nearly 5,000 South Carolinians will develop breast cancer and more than 700 will die from the disease. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates that 3,750 women in South Carolina have been diagnosed with breast cancer and 670 will die from the disease, according to the South Dakota Department of Health. In 2019 alone, an estimated 1.5 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in women in the US, and one million of them will result in death.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women in the US will get breast cancer by the age of 50. In South Carolina, more than 3,500 women over 50 have already had invasive breast cancer, and 1,000 of them have died from the disease.
In South Carolina, 3,845 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and 678 have died from the disease this year. Every year, more than 1,000 new cases of invasive cancer are diagnosed in women over 50, and in South Korea, 678 people die from the disease each year (according to the American Cancer Society).
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosis and the leading cause of death among women in South Carolina. The American Cancer Society estimates that there were 3,845 women and 678 women with breast cancer in the state in January 2019. More than 2.5 million new breast cancers are diagnosed each year, making it one of the most common cancers among women between the ages of 50 and 64, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
More than 245,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the US each year, and more of these women die from the disease, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Every year, breast cancer is diagnosed and / or dies from breast cancer in the United States and South Carolina, the state with the highest number of breast cancers. Every year, more women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer and / or die from it, according to estimates by the American Cancer Society.
The ACS says improved treatment, prevention, research, education and access to medical care have helped reduce breast cancer deaths in the United States and South Carolina. There are now more than 1.5 million new types of breast cancer worldwide, and there is an urgent need to spread awareness of breast and cancer to support national organisations fighting for a cure.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of the American Cancer Society is dedicated to issues and problems that only young women with breast cancer encounter. Through innovative education, research and support programs, we support young adults who care for people affected by breast cancer and their families.
The Greenville-based group is dedicated to saving women’s lives in South Carolina by educating them about the warning signs of ovarian cancer, actively supporting women diagnosed with the disease, and promoting medical research. The annual Race for the Cure celebrates breast cancer survival, raises funds and awareness for breast cancer and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The event includes a pink cocktail themed breast cancer awareness and a fashion show where all the models are breast cancer survivors.
The afternoon will also feature moving stories from leading oncologists and a new “Real Conversations” session that will end with a meeting of breast cancer patients who will talk about their diagnoses and navigate the COVID 19 pandemic at the same time. The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHS) shared a plan with the CDC to combat the widespread impact of breast cancer in the state by emphasizing the importance of awareness, prevention and early detection of the disease, as well as prevention and treatment options.
The Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group is also working to educate women in Thailand about breast cancer prevention and early detection. The Coalition is working to raise awareness of breast cancer and to provide support and education to European women suffering from breast cancer and their families.
To learn more about the breast cancer community, visit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Columbia, SC and Columbia Cancer Center. Live beyond breast cancer and learn more about other types of breast cancer in the South Carolina area and beyond. To learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and other events, please visit our Facebook page and website.