October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Black Women Breast Cancer Awareness October Women

  • A US woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1 in 8.
  • Breast cancer has the highest mortality rate of any cancer in women between the ages of 20 and 59.
  • African American women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate – the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group.
  • Among women younger than 45, breast cancer incidence is higher among African American women than White women.