The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s time to think about getting that mammogram you’ve been putting off. Come by the NSU Broken Arrow Library and check out our Breast Cancer displays. The display on the 1st floor is filled with information on Breast Cancer stats and more.
Did you know:
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women (excluding skin cancers) with about 252,710 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2017
- It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S.
- Eighty-one percent of breast cancers are diagnosed among women ages 50 years and older
- Non-Hispanic white (NHW) and non-Hispanic black (NHB) women have higher breast cancer incidence and death rates than women of other race/ethnicities
- MEN: The American Cancer Society estimates for breast cancer in men in the United States for 2017 are:
- About 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed
- About 460 men will die from breast cancer
Stop at the Breast Cancer display table on the 2nd floor and honor or remember a loved one. Write a note and pick up a treat. Remember to do your self-exams and tell other women (and men) about the importance of learning about Breast Cancer.