Impact and Programs
More early breast cancer detection – nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam). More hope – the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 99 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982). More breast cancer research – the federal government now devotes more than $920 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982). More breast cancer survivors – America’s 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.
More early breast cancer detection, more hope, more breast cancer research funded, and more breast cancer survivors.
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