It’s real. 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Over 260,000 new cases of breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, in 2010. And although a small percentage, even men are included in these disheartening statistics. Worse, African-American women are more likely to die from breast cancer, as we tend to have more aggressive tumors. And for all women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, excluding lung cancer.
Clutch, Frugivore and The Grio have teamed up with The Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation to educate and inspire you to join the fight against breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thus, we’ll be publishing articles that will empower every woman and man to improve their breast health. Whether you know a friend or relative that’s battled the disease, or you simply want to empower the legacies and lives of those living with breast cancer, we ask that you join us in sharing each article with your friends, families, and social networks to drive awareness.