American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
A note from Columbus employees on why they chose to support the American Cancer Society...
We chose the American Cancer Society because we have all been closely affected by this disease, particularly breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.
Key Statistics About Breast Cancer
- The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer
- In men, the ACS estimates 1,910 new cases with 440 deaths.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
- Approximately 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are inherited.
- Approximately 80 percent of women who get breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.
- Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women (excluding skin cancer).
- In her lifetime, one out of seven women will develop breast cancer.
- Only 6 percent of breast cancer cases occur in women under age 40.
- In women whose breast cancer is diagnosed at an early state, 98 percent survive more than five years.
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