October is #Breast #Cancer Awareness Month which is a worldwide annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease taking place in involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast #cancer awareness, education and research. The pink ribbon has been the logo of breast cancer awareness for the past several years, and its use is symbolic of one’s moral support for women with breast cancer. A breast cancer awareness U. S. Postage stamp, featuring a #pinkribbon, was issued 1996.
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast and continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among Canadian #women.
1 in 8 Canadian #women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
An estimated 26,300 Canadian women and 230 men will be diagnosed this year. That’s 72 women every day.
Thanks to the support of #donors, #Canadian Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada. This year so far, $12 million has been invested in breast cancer research in hospitals and research institutes across Canada. Over the last 10 years, close to $51 million has been invested in metastatic breast cancer research. Breast cancer survival rate in Canada today is 87%.