October 11, 2020

Think pink

First, the sobering news: One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, per the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Next to skin cancer, it’s the most common cancer that affects American females.

The good news? According to Cancer.net, the average five-year and 10-year survival rates for women with invasive breast cancer are 91% and 84%, respectively. Best of all, the five-year relative survival rate can be 99% if breast cancer detection occurs early.

The operative word here is “detection,” which puts the onus on women to get screened regularly and as recommended for breast cancer, the experts agree.

Learn more, including best practices to follow, by reading my newest article on this topic for CTW Features, available here.