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File #: 16-5738    Version: 1 Name: BREAST CANCER AWARNESS MONTH
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/4/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/5/2016 Final action: 10/5/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION BREAST CANCER AWARNESS MONTH WHEREAS, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and WHEREAS, in the United States about 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime; and WHEREAS, in 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ ) breast cancer; and WHEREAS, about 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. A man's lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000; and WHEREAS, Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone; and WHEREAS, one theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by woman after the results of a large study called the Women's...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

BREAST CANCER AWARNESS MONTH

WHEREAS, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month; and

WHEREAS, in the United States about 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime; and

WHEREAS, in 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ ) breast cancer; and

WHEREAS, about 2,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in men in 2016. A man's lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000; and

WHEREAS, Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone; and

WHEREAS, one theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by woman after the results of a large study called the Women's Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk; and

WHEREAS, about 40,450 women in the United States were expected to die in 2016 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989, with larger decreases in women under the age of 50. These decreases are thought to be result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness; and

WHEREAS, for women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer; and

WHEREAS, white women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American women. However, in women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African - American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing and dying from breast cancer; and

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