Presiding Elder Christian's Appreciation
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thanks to largely stable incidence rates, improved treatment, as well as earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer dropped 39 percent between the late 1980s and 2015, translating into more than 300,000 breast cancer deaths avoided during that time.
Despite that progress, there's much more to be done. Breast cancer is still the second-leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. There is still a large racial gap in mortality, with African-American women having higher death rates compared to whites, even as incidence rates are similar.
The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2018 are:
• About 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
• About 63,960 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
• About 40,920 women will die from breast cancer.
• While black and white women get breast cancer at roughly the same rate, the mortality rate is 42% higher among black women than white women.
At this time, there are more than 3.1 million people with a history of breast cancer in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)
Save The Date
The fall Lancaster Promise Neighborhood community workdays will be the mornings of Saturday, October 20 and Saturday, November 17. We will meet at Resurrection of Life Ministries, 289 East Brooklyn Ave. at 9 am. We will work on rehabilitating/renovating/reclaiming a former drug house. More details to come soon. Thank You!