Did you know?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer).
In 2011, an estimated 23,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 5,100 will die of it.
An estimated 190 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 55 will die of it.
On average, 64 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
Breast cancer incidence rose steadily from 1980 to the early 1990s, partly because of increased mammography screening. Breast cancer death rates have declined in every age group since at least the mid 1980s
Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20us/CW-Awareness%20weeks%20and%20months/October%20is%20Breast%20Cancer%20Awareness%20Month.aspx?sc_lang=en#ixzz1bjTL7q92
from the Canadian Cancer Society website