Can you believe how fast this year as flown by?
Before you know it, the holidays will be here and we’ll be stuffing our faces full of delicious food – but before we are all hurrying to make our weight loss New Year’s resolutions, there’s another big health concern we should all be thinking of:
Recently, former Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed that she had been diagnosed with the disease and she took to social media to share her news with the world.
As devastating as a breast cancer diagnosis can be, there is hope. Death rates from breast cancer have decreased greatly since 1989 (breastcancer.org) and continue to drop. With research and awareness, we look forward to a day where breast cancer is NO MORE!
Here’s some facts you should know (on behalf of breastcancer.org):
- In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women, along with 63,410 non-invasive cases.
- Around 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2017. (While it is rare for breast cancer to be detected in men, it is still possible!)
- Breast cancer is the 2ndmost fatal cancer in women.
- Breast cancer is more common in African-American women under 45 than Caucasian women; and for Asian, Hispanic and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is much lower.
- A woman’s chance of breast cancer almost doubles if her mother, sister or daughter has been diagnosed with the disease.
To aide in the fight against breast cancer, MediSolutions is proud to be participating in Bowling for Breast Cancer 2017 taking place October 24that Frames Bowling Lounge, located at the Port Authority in New York City. This event is being hosted by the Association of Medical Media (AMM) and is sure to be a night of fun despite the seriousness of its nature. To no surprise, every lane has already been filled and donations/sponsorships continue to rise.
A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit breastcancer.org