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Breast cancer is lump of cancer cells that begins to form as tumor in cells of the breast. The tumor invades surrounding tissue and grows out of control. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to provide some insight about this disease, here are some facts about breast cancer in the US:
 
      - 1 in 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
 
      - Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
 
      - Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
 
      - On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
 
      - Breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,470 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 460 will die each year.
 
The figures are still high, but major progress has been made to counter the dangers of breast cancer. Since 1990, the rate of death has declined due to better ways of detecting and caring.  At this time, in the US alone, there are 3.31 million breast cancer survivors, including those being treated and those who completed treatment.
 
Breast cancer research and other advocacy groups continue to fight for the life of those fighting breast cancer, survivors and anyone who may be at risk. On October 28th, The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held in Orlando, Florida to help raise money for the American Cancer Society, which aims to raise awareness and funds to help and even save the lives of those suffering with breast cancer.
 
Acorn is proud to be participating in the event, as we have in the past, to show support. The company is donating, walking and continue its effort to educate both employees and customers about breast cancer.
 
Sources:
“Breast Cancer Facts.” National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-facts
“Breast Cancer.” American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” American Cancer Society, Inc. http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/MakingStridesAgainstBreastCancer/MSABCCY17FL?pg=entry&fr_id=84700

 

 

 

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