Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. It is estimated that 230,480 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Additionally an estimated 2,140 men will also be diagnosed with this form of cancer.
“Breast cancer is a devastating disease that affects thousands of women each year. It’s important to increase awareness so lives can be saved” said Mayor Michael Skudera.
“It’s very important for all women over 20 years old to have breast exams; if breast cancer is found early then the chances of survival greatly improve” said Councilwomen Nancyanne Fama.
Over the year, death rates have been declining and this change is believed to be the result of earlier detection and improved treatment. To learn more about this disease please visit the National Cancer Institute website at http://www.cancer.gov