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Albright and Thiry Orthodontics Encourages Patients to ‘Smile in Pink’ to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the patients at Albright and Thiry Orthodontics are giving their braces a pink makeover.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States and patients at Albright and Thiry are very proud to smile in pink during October in honor of those who have fought and continue to fight this difficult battle.

“We are proud to see our patients with their pink ties on,” said Casey Bounds, Marketing Coordinator for Albright and Thiry Orthodontics. “Our patients not only enjoy the color pink,” Bounds said, “but they are very enthusiastic about showing their support for finding a cure, and supporting cancer awareness”.

During this time of the year, it is important to raise awareness shared Jasmine Leatherman, VP of Research and Development for Lancaster Health News. “ Let us always remember the importance of cancer education and prevention, while encouraging those who are affected by breast cancer,” Leatherman said.

According to the World Health Organization, in 2022, an estimated 287,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. as well as 51,400 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

65% of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at a localized stage (there is no sign that the cancer has spread outside of the breast), for which the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%.

This year, an estimated 43,550 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S.

Although rare, men get breast cancer too.

In 2022, an estimated 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. and approximately 530 men will die from breast cancer.

  • There are over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States
  • Approximately 30 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in women will be breast cancer
  • The 5-year survival rate of breast cancer of a diagnosis on a localized stage is 99 percent
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S.
  • On average, every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.

Remember that Mammograms and self-exams can help detect the early stages of breast cancer and hopefully further prevent it from growing.

The World Health Organization also reminds us that breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.

Good News About Breast Cancer Trends

In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, there has been a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining in part due to better screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

As we encourage the community to incorporate the color pink into their wardrobes and thank all community-minded businesses for coming up with creative ways to raise awareness for breast cancer.

  • 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime

Remember to “Think Pink” and honor those who are doing all they can to find a cure.

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