Millions across the world recently celebrated International Women’s Day. This day commemorates women’s achievements and acknowledges challenges we still face. It’s also an opportunity for us to talk about women’s health.
One disease in particular is synonymous with women’s health: breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, affecting 1 in 8 and it’s responsible for 26% of all cancers in women.
And while these numbers are disturbing enough, there’s cause for even greater concern when we look at the numbers broken down by age . Breast cancer accounts for 25% of ALL new cancer diagnoses in women aged 30-49.