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Breast Cancer Information

Pink. It’s not just a color. It’s a reminder.

Early detection saves lives! Nor-Cal Think Pink reminds you to follow these guidelines for Breast Cancer Detection:

Age 20-39

  • Every month: Perform a breast self-exam.
  • Every 3 years: Have a clinical breast exam by a doctor or nurse.

Age 40+

  • Every month: Perform a breast self-exam.
  • Every year: Have a mammogram and a clinical breast exam by a doctor.
Breast Cancer Facts

Breast Cancer Facts

  • Breast Cancer affects approximately 1 in 8 women in the US.
  • For 2015, the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society estimates new cases of breast cancer to be found in 231,840 women and 2,350 men. There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the US.
  • Cancer is the second most common diagnosis leading to death in Shasta County, and breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women of every race/ethnic group in California.
  • However, there is a 98% survival rate when breast cancer is caught early and treatment is begun when the cancer is localized. This is why Think Pink’s message is so important.