Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women worldwide, excluding skin cancer. In 2012, an estimated 8,907 Georgians were diagnosed with the disease. In the United States, the chance of a woman developing breast cancer during her lifetime has increased from about 1 in 11 in 1975 to 1 in 8 today. An estimated 40,000 Americans die from breast cancer every year - one death every 14 minutes. Worldwide, breast cancer accounts for nearly one quarter of all cancers in women.
There is much work to be done if we are to END this disease. We need to show the country and the world, that the breadth and diversity of our Georgia community will work together to make a real difference for breast cancer patients and their families. Are you with us?