October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Many charities organize campaigns to promote and generate awareness as well as raise funds to research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer. On average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.
Male breast cancer, is generally overlooked. In 2009 the male breast cancer advocacy groups Out of the Shadow of Pink, A Man’s Pink, and the Brandon Greening Foundation for Breast Cancer in Men joined together to globally establish the third week of October as “Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week.”
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