HEP_4075_smFight Breast Cancer in Style

North Cypress Medical Center’s Project Pink is a fabulous day of education and fun for women. The event includes delicious hors d’oeuvres by Merche, a style show featuring upscale women’s apparel and a spectacular silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers.

 

In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates that among U.S. Women there will be:

  • 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 63,410 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer.
  • About 40,610 women will die from breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (only lung cancer kills more women each year).   The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 37 (about 2.7%).  

Death rates from breast cancer dropped from 1989 to 2007.   Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50, but have continued to decrease in older women.  

These decreases are believed to be the result of finding breast cancer earlier through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatments.