The Savvy Path

    Focusing on Preventable Causes of Breast Cancer

    We all want the same thing

    On January 12th, 2016 in his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a national "moon shot" effort to cure cancer, stating, “For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.”  You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone unwilling to get behind that cause. You’re a statistical anomaly if your life hasn’t, in some way, been touched by the disease – especially breast cancer. 

    • Excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers, breast cancer tops the charts with more than 234,000 new cases expected in the United States in 2015 (1), accounting for just under 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women (2).
    • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide(3).
    • One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime(3).

    Here’s another staggering statistic that may be a little less ingrained in your mind: 

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