VersaCare EMS Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month. In keeping with the tradition established in EMS and Fire, VersaCare EMS urges everyone to be aware of breast cancer. Some important statistics:

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.

For more information, please go to http://www.breastcancer.org

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