October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer (behind skin cancer) and second leading cause of cancer death (exceeded only by lung cancer) among women in the U.S. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.

At this time, there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., but the American Cancer Society estimates about 40,920 women in the U.S. will die from breast cancer in 2018. According to the WHA Information Center, in 2017, there were 423 inpatient admissions, 8,307 outpatient surgeries, and 68,970 other hospital outpatient visits for the diagnosis or treatment of female breast cancer in Wisconsin hospitals.

For more information on breast cancer, visit: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/index