Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline in U.S.

The month of October ushers in a number of distinct visuals: attractive fall foliage, Halloween costumes and the color pink - a recognizable symbol of breast cancer awareness. "I think it's very important to get tested because breast cancer has become a really big issue with women over the years", said Sierra Smith, junior marketing major from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Working night shifts has little or no effect on a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, new research has found.

Racial disparities between black and white breast cancer patients are receding, according to a report released Thursday.

The NBFD will be selling custom pink t-shirts and will be donating 100% of the proceeds to The Sisters Network of Central New Jersey, a non-profit organizatioin based in Somerset that offers support and advocates for African-American women affected by breast cancer. "The earlier you find cancer, the more treatable it is", she said.

Unlike metropolitan areas, a lot of breast cancer sufferers in the SDHB area had to travel long distances for treatment which was challenging, she said.

"If you are screened for cancer, understand that the next step is - if it's abnormal - to get a diagnosis, and if it is cancer get the proper treatment", Richardson said. "The good news is that overall rates of breast cancer are decreasing among black women", she said in a statement.

Dr. Jacqueline Miller is medical director of the CDC's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

"This could really change mammographic screening across the world".

"Local cancer is just in the breast; regional has gone to the lymph nodes", she explained, noting the researchers discovered that more black women (34%) than white women (28%) are diagnosed with regional breast cancers.

Still, since there is much more to be done, it is a good thing to see that improvement has not led to apathy and that NBCAM remains a widely recognized annual tradition in October of each year. "We need to realize that in the United States of American in 2016 a substantial proportion of Americans with cancer get absolutely atrocious care".

No special reason was found that would make women staying late at night to carry out their professional duty were more likely to have cancer. Affecting about one out of every nine women, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year alone.

  • Aubrey Nash