We all know someone that is, has been, or is currently affected by Breast Cancer. This edition, complete with statistics, facts and need to know information provided by the leading cancer centers in the state of Florida as well as the editorial staff of The Orlando Times newspaper, is presented to give readers hope and encourage those who may have been called into the role of caregiver for that family member that’s devastated by Breast Cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society,about 189,910 new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed among Blacks in 2016. The most commonly diagnosed cancers among Black men are prostate (31% of all cancers), lung (15%), and colon and rectum (9%). Among Black women, the most common cancers are breast (32% of all cancers), lung (11%), and colon and rectum (9%).
Death rates have dropped faster during the most recent time period in blacks than in whites for all cancers combined and for lung, prostate, and colorectal cancer (in women only). As a result, racial disparities for these cancers have narrowed. In contrast, the racial disparity has widened for breast cancer in women and remained constant for colorectal cancer in men, likely due to inequalities in access to care, including screening and treatment.
This is the fifth Breast Cancer edition that The Orlando Times newspaper has published and features information provided to our publication by way of Florida Hospital Cancer Institute, the Mayo Clinic, the Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of Florida Cancer Center at Orlando Health and national statistics compiled and researched by the editorial staff of The Orlando Times.
Breast Cancer Myths
The Mayo Clinic
The Moffitt Cancer Center
Orlando Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Sprinting To Survive
New Bethel Hosts Annual Breast Cancer Luncheon
Growth In Treatment
One-Day Breast Cancer Treatment
Sister's Network Offers Education, Encouragement
Local Sorority Uses A Foundation To Give Back
Fund The Fight, Find A Cure
Male Breast Cancer – Keith’s Story