An estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur among women in the United States during 2009. And an estimated 40,170 women will die from breast cancer. Also, about 1,910 men will be diagnosed and 440 men will die of breast cancer during 2009 in the United States.
Statistics courtesy of the Susan G Komen website: http://ww5.komen.org/
Please join me in a Race for the Cure, October 18, 2009 in Hunt Valley: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=310505 At least 25% of net proceeds are used to support the Komen Award and Research Grant Program. Up to 75% of net proceeds stay in Maryland to fund grants that provide transportation to appointments, financial support, appropriate diagnostic testing, and a comprehensive range of follow-up services.