It's October already!
That means cooler temperatures, coloured leaves, pumpkins and
Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The Canadian Mint issued this 25-cent piece in 2006
The Canadian Cancer Society sells these key chains called ThingamaBoob. It has different size pink beads on it representing different size lumps at different detection stages.
Estimated Number of New Cases:
* On average, 445 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week, an increase of 9 women per week from 2009.
* Estimated number of new cases of breast cancer in females by age:
o 6,600 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 70+
o 5, 800 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 60-69
o 6,200 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 50-59
o 3, 500 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women 40-49
o 950 breast cancer cases diagnosed in women under the age of 40
* In 2010, an estimated 180 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Men with breast cancer make up a little less than 1% of all cases.
Estimated Number of Deaths:
* In 2010, an estimated 5,300 women in Canada will die from breast cancer
* On average, 100 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week
# One in nine (11%) Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime (this means by age 90).
# One in 28 Canadian women is expected to die from breast cancer.
At present, the five-year relative survival rate for female breast cancer in Canada is 87% (84% for men) which means women diagnosed with breast cancer have an 87% likelihood of being alive 5 years after their diagnosis.
2010 Statistics from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Because I care
and make that appointment!
Thank you to Beverly our hostess at How Sweet The Sound for hosting our Pink Saturdays. Don't forget to visit Sherry at Country Wings in Phoenix. Last week we had a groovy time!
And on a personal note, please say a prayer for Penny who is experiencing her own journey with this disease.
Thank you for visiting. Have a great weekend.