Facts about Cancer
Chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer
- Women in their 30's= 1 in 257
- Women in their 40's= 1 in 67
- Women in their 50's= 1 in 36
- Women in their 60's= 1 in 28
At age 40 begin getting annual mammograms
(a specialized x-ray of the breast) by a licensed technician.
Clinical Breast Exam: Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam by a
health professional at least every 3 years and women 40 and older should have an exam
Breast Self-Examination (BSE):
If you notices any of these changes, or have any concerns, call your doctor immediately.
Starting at age 20, women should discuss Breast Self Exam
with their doctors. If you choose to do BSE, perform it at the same time each month,
avoiding the days immediately before, during, or after your period, and have your BSE
technique reviewed during your clinical exam by a health professional.
- Visual changes, including swelling and breast size, inverted nipple (looks like it has
- Nipple discharge
Chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer
1 in 13 and the expected 5 year survival rate in lung cancer is less than 15%! 6 out of 10 diagnosed will lose
their battle in less than a year.
Lung Cancer is the #1 Killer in Cancer Patients
More people die of lung cancer in one year than Breast, Colon and Prostate Cancer combined. For
2009: Projected new cases: 215,000, Projected deaths: 159,000
Lung Cancer Does Not Discriminate
You do not have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. You do not have to have a
family history to be diagnosed. You do not have to be a certain age to get lung
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
It's true! November is the month to raise awareness for Lung Cancer by wearing
white or pearl. Finding out if there are any walks or fundraisers in your communities.
Making a donation to Lung Cancer related charities. Or simply remind people that it
is lung cancer awareness month! We start making a big difference with the simple
Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancers
Every 4 Minutes
Every 4 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.There will
be 140,000 new cases of Leukemia and Lymphoma in 2009 and
53,000 of these patients will lose their battle.
#1 Killer in Children and Young Adults
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young
adults under the age of 20.
September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Month
See if you can be a bone marrow donor! Encourage people to have regular screening as a
prevention tool! Get involved with a walk! There are tons of communities supporting this
cause! Find out what you can donate to your local pediatric oncology center!
Why your support is so important!
The dramatic improvement in managing blood cancers is mainly the result of chemotherapy (anticancer
drugs), usually in combinations of two or more drugs. More than 50 different drugs are now used to
treat people with blood cancers and a number of potential new therapies are under study in clinical
Pancreatic Cancer joins Lung Cancer is two of the most under-funded cancers out
there! Yet, they are both the most serious forms of cancer.
1 in 72 Chance
In 2009 there will be approximately 42,000 new cases in which 35,000 of those
patients will lose their aggressive battle to pancreatic cancer.
The Silent Killer
Pancreatic Cancer rarely shows any signs of early symptoms. By the time a
cancer spreads to the pancreas it is already in its advanced stages. The known
sypmtoms are loss of weight, upper abdominal pain and no appetite.
#November is Pancreatic Cancer Month
More and more organizations are being formed to help in the fight against
pancreatic cancer. There are community walks and outreach programs that you
can volunteer or get involved with!
Case Studies for 2009
In 2009 there will be approximately 21,500 new cases in which 14,600 of those
patients will lose their battle to ovarian cancer.
Symptoms Are Hard To Detect
Any signs of sudden weight loss or gain, bloating, swelling of the stomach, back or leg
pain and irregular bleeding are usually symptoms and a doctors appointment should be
1 in 71 Chance
Ovarian Cancer ranks 5th in cancer deaths among women. Caucasian women are at greater
risk and most cases are found in women 60 and older.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
During the month of September we encourage people to learn more about ovarian cancer and talk about
it with the women you love. Make sure your annual exams are being done and keep notice of any
irregularity that might be symptons of ovarian cancer. See where you can donate or volunteer. There
are thousands of women out there dying from this disease. We need to get involved and help where we