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Facts About Breast Cancer In The United States

One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
  • Each year it is estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  • Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die each year.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
  • Over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the United States today.

Source: www.nationalbreastcancer.org

Get Screened!

Schedule a Mammogram at Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast HealthMammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. However, no medical test is always 100 percent accurate, and mammography is no exception. Research is under way to improve the technology to lead to better accuracy and to create new technologies. It is important for women to practice the elements of good breast health. It is suggested women:

  • Obtain regular mammography screening starting at the age of 40
  • Obtain annual clinical breast exams
  • Perform monthly breast-self exams
  • Obtain a risk assessment from a physician

Source: www.nationalbreastcancer.org



We want to see pets of all kinds showing their best pink outfit in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! Send your picture of your pet to pink@wqkx.com or the 94KX Facebook Messenger staring October 1st!

Deadline to send your picture Thursday, October 20th at 5 pm. From October 21st to October 27th listeners will vote for their tip 4 favorite Pink Pets on Facebook (most likes/reactions). On October 28th winners will be announced and awarded prizes.

Pet’s for Pink is presented by Diva and Company and Sunbury Animal Hospital.

Cookin' Men

Thank you supporting Cookin’ Men and the Thyra M. Humphries Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital this year!

This year’s Cookin’ Men event was graciously sponsored by Weis Markets.


Drinks for Pink Schedule

Thank you for joining us this year at our Drinks for Pink events, and thank you for your support of the Thyra M Humphries Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital.