Breast Cancer Awareness
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in the United States. While breast cancer can occur in both men and women, it's far more common in women.
In recent years, the public support for breast cancer awareness and more research funding have both helped improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Thanks to a number of factors such as earlier detection, new treatments and a better understanding of the disease the number of deaths have been on the decline. Still though, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime; and for us here at Leatherman that's one too many.
We want to do our part and we need your help. Leatherman is proud to craft a line of products through our "Pink Program.” A portion of the sales from each of these products will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, an organization dedicated to the further research and awareness for breast cancer. If you don't see these "Pink Program" products where you shop, we encourage you to ask your retailer to stock them in addition to their normal Leatherman selection; helping to make this opportunity to support available to all.
- In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
- About 2,140 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2011. 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.
- In 2011, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US.
- About 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer.
Statistics from BreastCancer.org