11 facts about

Breast cancer

In the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.


The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being female and aging. About 95% of all breast cancers in the US occur in women 40 and older.


Women who get regularly screened for breast cancer have a 47% lower risk of dying from the disease compared to those who don’t.


Breast cancer deaths have been declining since 1990 thanks to early detection, better screening, increased awareness, and new treatment options.


Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.


Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US and the first leading cause of cancer death among women globally.


In the US today, there are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors — the largest group of all cancer survivors.


Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S.


Every minute, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer. That’s more than 1,400 women every day.


A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.


Each year, it’s expected that about 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the US, and about 500 will die.


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Local businesses give back to PIP


Local fundraisers in support of Cabinet Peaks Medical Center’s Pint it Pink program include: jeans days at CPMC and CARD, selling cup cozies at Hava Java, a PIP fun run hosted by Glacier Bank, PIP volleyball, football and soccer game days sponsored by the Libby Loggers Booster Club, flamingo flocking sponsored by the Northwest Community Health Center, a Chick Flick, “The Book Club,”  at the Dome Theater, a PIP workout challenge at Pure North Athletic Club, Brews for Benefits at Cabinet Mountain Brewing Company, Libby Floral’s Queen Bee Bling-A-Bra contest, and more.

Libby Floral & Gift’s Queen Bee Bling-a-bra fundraiser has begun. This fundraiser is dedicated to Debbie Winchester, a friend and employee who died of breast cancer in 2010. Libby Floral presented a check for $587.95 to Kate Stephens for Paint it pink last year.