Breast cancer knows no age, gender or race. As the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall, it remains a fact of life. Nearly 1.7 million women around the globe were diagnosed in 2013, and incidence rates are on the rise. That’s because breast cancer has no boundaries. It is the leading cause of cancer death in the world’s poorest countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. The developing world is experiencing higher mortality rates than ever before due to a lack of screening and access to treatment, and we are seeing disparities right here at home as social and economic factors create barriers to proper diagnosis and care.
Coyuchi has chosen BCRF as a partner this October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, because of their dedication to search for a cure to end breast cancer and commitment to spend 91% of donations on research. During the month of October, 10% of the purchase price of all undyed Coyuchi products will be donated to BCRF.*
Coyuchi is standing alongside the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help put an end to breast cancer. BCRF believes research — and research alone — has the power to bring an end to cancer. Research is revolutionizing our understanding of cancer. Research is leading us to the core of this insidious disease. Research is transforming lives every day as women and men get the help they need.
BCRF funds research to improve outcomes and save lives, but no single institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can. We are all part of the cure. The end of cancer begins with you.
Breast Cancer Statistics:
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. It is a leading cause of cancer death in less developed countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, exceeded only by lung cancer.
Around the World:
- Nearly 1.7 million new breast cancer cases were diagnosed in 2012
- Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and men worldwide. In 2012, it represented about 12 percent of all new cancer cases and 25 percent of all cancers in women
- Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries worldwide
- Globally, breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women
- Since 2008, worldwide breast cancer incidence has increased by more than 20 percent. Mortality has increased by 14 percent
In the United States:
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women after skin cancer
- About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2014
- About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed in women (CIS is non-invasive and the earliest -form of breast cancer) in 2014
- About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer in 2014
- The five-year relative survival rate for female invasive breast cancer patients has improved from 75 percent in the mid-1970s to 90 percent today
- The five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with localized breast cancer (cancer that hasn’t spread to lymph nodes or outside the breast) is 98.5 percent. In cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes (regional stage) or to distant lymph nodes or organs (distant stage), the survival rate falls to 84 percent or 24 percent, respectively
- There are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment
More about BCRF
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. This year, BCRF will invest $47 million in annual grants to more than 220 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents, making the foundation one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. Through its Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund, BCRF has also committed $11.6 million in 2014-15 to an international research initiative focused on breast cancer metastasis. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 12 times since 2002.
For more information about BCRF, please visit www.bcrfcure.org
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* From October 1 – October 31, 2014, 10% of the purchase price of all products in the undyed category will be donated to BCRF, up to $7,500.