Fitted for the Field is back …. Get us your best Pictures supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October for a chance to win a $100.00 gift card from Dick’s Sporting Goods
- About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just over 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
- In 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 64,640 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 2,240 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2013. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
- Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.
- About 39,620 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2013 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989 — with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
- For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
- Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers.
Congratulations to last years winner Bobby Brown from Washington DC for winning the #fitted4theField campaign and thanks to all who participated. The National Sports Report is committed to bringing awareness to this disease and wants to do our part to help end Breast cancer. Listed below are the 7 finalist of the #Fitted4thField campaign.
Congratulations to last years winner Bobby Brown from Washington DC for winning the #fitted4theField campaign