10 Facts We All Need To Know About Breast Cancer

1.     Breast cancer knows no boundaries. Be it age, Gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.

2.     The most common risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older.

3.     One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

4.     Early detection and effective treatment for breast cancer have been shown to improve survival.

5.     There are about 3 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today.

6.     Making healthy lifestyle choices may reduce your risk for breast cancer.

7.     Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.

8.     Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.

9.     Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.

10.  Every 2 minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagonosed with breast cancer.