Breast Cancer Awareness Month Focusing On Early Detection

Breast cancer statistics for 2017

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk being held on Sunday

From 1998 through 2016, 3,059 women and men were diagnosed with breast cancer locally.

Bunco is a dice game; there will also be many door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and over 20 raffle baskets valued between $300 and $900 each up for grabs.

A woman's risk of breast cancer almost doubles if she has a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Researchers from Manchester said that the test could narrow the risks and reduce the number of women who undergo surgery to remove their breasts, the BBC reports.

Appearing on Loose Women on Tuesday, the actress discussed the 25th anniversary of the Pink Ribbon and the work she does as an Ambassador for the Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Campaign.

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"You are helping the American cancer society fund groundbreaking research and comprehensive services and support right here in the Capital Region", Chris Falzarano, of the American Cancer Society, said. While this is the figure given to all women with a BRCA gene mutation, experts say that cancer risks are more complicated than that, and vary from person to person.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among US women (excluding skin cancers) with about 252,710 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2017.

Overall breast cancer death rates dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 breast cancer deaths during those 26 years. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designed as a way to highlight the importance of early detection. There will be a special t-shirt for the first 50 breast cancer survivors that check in at the event.

More than 15,000 people will be at Washington Park to spread messages of hope and victory of cancer.

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