Pink October and Breast Cancer Awareness 2021

Pink October and Breast Cancer Awareness 2021

Through out Pillar Center’s quest for crisis management, we have collected a number of facts and information about the breast cancer for awareness-raising in the Pink October.


Facts about Breast Cancer:


  1. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer with more than 2.2 million cases in 2020.
  2. About 1 in 12 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer death among women, with approximately 685,000 death cases among women, in 2020.
  3. Most cases and deaths from breast cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  4. There are significant differences between high-income and low- and middle-income countries, with the 5-year survival rate after breast cancer exceeding 90% in high-income countries, while it does not exceed 66% in India and 40% in South Africa.
  5. The highest age-standardized mortality rates from breast cancer occur in Africa and Polynesia. Half of all breast cancer deaths occur among women under the age of 50 in sub-Saharan Africa.
  6. Great progress has been made in the treatment of breast cancer since 1980; The age-standardized mortality rate from breast cancer declined by 40% between the 1980s and 2020 in high-income countries. Similar improvement is still to be seen in low- and middle-income countries.
  7. Improved outcomes are the result of a combination of early detection and effective treatment using a combination of surgery, radiotherapy and medical treatments.

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