OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!
Our office is an ALL WOMEN Dental practice. Because we are all women, we feel that breast cancer awareness is important and we want to help any way that we can.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's a startling statistic. But since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised more than $75 million for the fight against breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is about 1 in 8 (12%). In 2009, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the United States.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 35 (3%). In 2009, about 40,610 women will die from breast cancer in the United States. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, with larger decreases in women younger than 50. These decreases are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment.
Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save many thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their healthcare providers took advantage of these tests. Following the American Cancer Socirty's guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.
Last year we participated in Breast Cancer Awareness Month and were very excited to get involved again this year to help raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. We celebrated the whole month of October, however on October 19th we hosted a PINK POWER party from 8:30am-5:00pm, where we donated 5% of all production for the day to the Susan G Komen foundation.
FIGHT THE FIGHT... FIND THE CURE!