Breast Cancer, a Global Disease

October 14, 2014 2:21 PM

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Breast Cancer, a Global Disease

October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when our thoughts turn to the women and their families affected by breast cancer across the world, and we consider what we can do both as individuals and as a community to prevent the disease, increase early detection and improve the outcomes of those diagnosed.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women across the globe, with an estimated 1.67 million women diagnosed in 2012. By 2020 it is expected that this number will increase to almost 2 million.

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