The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century.
As we kick off breast cancer awareness month please support Making Strides and the American Cancer Society by making a donation to help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families.
The American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer.
We invest more in breast cancer research than any other cancer type to find, prevent, treat, and cure the disease.
We're in every community providing free information and services to people fighting the disease. Today, one in every two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer turns to us for help and support.
Over the past 20 years, we have helped more than 4 million women get potentially lifesaving breast cancer screening tests.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.