As is well known by now, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. White women and black women in the United States get breast cancer at similar rates, but black women die of breast cancer at a higher rate than white women.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, and breast cancer is the second most deadly cancer among U.S. women. This October, take time to prepare your students for future conversations about breast cancer with patients – and remind everyone in the classroom of the importance of their own breast health.
By now, with the notorious pink explosion that October brings, most people are well aware of the prevalence of breast cancer. These pink attention grabbers are meant to serve as reminders to schedule doctor and mammogram appointments, perform self breast exams (SBEs), recognize survivors, and remember people who have lost their lives to this disease.