October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. More than 40,000 women died last year in the U.S. from breast cancer alone, despite the fact that improvements in early detection and treatment have led to a 39 percent decline in breast cancer deaths between 1989 and 2015. In the U.S. right now, it is estimated that more than 154,000 women are living with metastatic breast cancer.
All month long, NewsWatch 12 will Go Pink to raise awareness and help our viewers understand breast cancer risks, in addition to exploring the best methods available to protect themselves.
Links to info from the American Cancer Society
Key Statistics for Breast Cancer