Breast Cancer Facts – Awareness Facts About Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Fast Facts

North America and Oceania has the highest rate of breast cancer and the lowest was observed in Asia and Africa in 2012.

There are different kinds of breast cancer.

Never having children or having them after the age of 30 increases breast cancer rate.

Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer announcement has seen an increase or nearly doubled the number of women being tested in its first few months.

Breast cancer is one of the most survivable types of cancer over a five year period.

There is a cooling cap that can prevent breast cancer patients from losing their hair during chemotherapy.

Pigeon are as good as humans in spotting signs of breast cancer in mammogram scans and biopsy samples.

83% of all patients diagnosed with breast cancer live at least 10 years after their diagnosis.

Pink ribbon is the most common symbol of breast cancer awareness.

Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, surgery (mastectomy & lumpectomy), hormonal therapies and targeted therapies are some of the breast cancer treatment options.