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To save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people,
ensuring quality care for all and investing science to find the
Our Vision A world without breast cancer.
SUSAN G. KOMEN®
Chicagoland Area Affiliate
first Susan G. Komen Chicago
Race for the Cure®.
Komen Chicago Service Area:
• Race for the Cure®
• Marathon for the Cure
cells in the breast tissue divide and
grow out of control.
• Around the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed every 19
• Globally, a woman dies from breast cancer every 60 seconds
• In the US, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed every 2
• A woman in the US dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes
OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS,
At the current rate another 13 million people will die
The Global Breast Cancer Crisis
• There are more than 3 million breast cancer survivors in the
• Early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34
decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S. since 1990
• The 5 year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early
breast cancer (cancer that hasn’t left the breast) is 99
Breast Cancer Survival
chance of getting breast cancer.
• Some risk factors can be controlled and others
can’t be changed.
1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed
with breast cancer in her lifetime.
1 in 1000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed
with breast cancer.
Risk Factors If current age is: Absolute risk of developing
cancer in the next ten years is:
20 1 in 1,732 (0.06%)
30 1 in 228 (0.4%)
40 1 in 69 (1.5%)
50 1 in 43 (2.3%)
60 1 in 29 (3.5%)
70 1 in 26 (3.8)%
Source: American Cancer Society
compared to women who are inactive
• gained 55 pounds or more after age 18 had
almost a 45 percent greater risk of
postmenopausal breast cancer compared to
those who maintained their weight. A gain of
about 20 pounds or more after menopause
was linked to an 18 percent greater risk.
• have two to three alcoholic drinks per day
have a 20 percent higher risk of breast
cancer than non-drinkers.
Breast cancer BRCA1 mutation carriers
have a 55% to 65% chance of developing
breast cancer by age 70
Second primary breast cancer
Adapted from ASCO Genetics Slide Set 2007
Genetic Risk Factors BRCA1-Associated Cancers: Lifetime Risk
About five to 10 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the
U.S. are due to inherited gene mutations known to increase
BRCA2-Associated Cancers: Lifetime Risk
Ovarian cancer: 10%-30%
Male breast cancer: 6-8%
Up to 40% of all breast cancers in men may be
related to BRCA2 mutations.
Genetic Risk Factors
3. Surgeon does surgery (mastectomy or lumpectomy)
4. See other doctors for radiation and/or drug treatment based on
1. Breast lump or other change from normal
2. Abnormal mammogram
4. If biopsy is positive, see surgeon AND medical oncologist
5. Stage and biologic type of breast cancer established
6. Treatment plan developed and discussed with you
7. Surgery may not be the first treatment
The NEW Breast Cancer Paradigm
• Breast cancer is less common than in white women but for women
incidence is higher
• Is more often of an aggressive biological type (“triple
• Don’t delay!
about one in 40 carry a BRCA1/2 mutation
• Should you be tested for BRCA?
• If BRCA positive, see specialists
Special Issues for the Jewish Woman
Make Healthy Lifestyle Choices
KNOW YOUR RISK
• Talk to both sides of your family about your family health
• Talk to a doctor about your risk of breast cancer
• Talk with a doctor which screening tests are right for you if you
a higher risk
• Have a mammogram every year starting at age 40 if you are
• Have a clinical breast exam at least every 3 years starting at
every year starting at 40
• Best screening tool widely available for finding breast cancer
• Accuracy rates
• Diagnostic test
Clinical breast exams should be done by a health care provider at
every 3 years starting at age 20, and every year after 40
Clinical Breast Exam (CBE)GET SCREENED:2
KNOW WHAT IS NORMAL FOR YOU
• Know how your breasts look and feel and report changes
to your health care provider
• Limit alcohol intake
1 (888) 522-1282
• Volunteer Check-In
on breast health and breast cancer
• Direct callers to local Affiliates and
THE KEYCHAIN PROJECT
• Visual reminder to get regular mammograms
• Each bead represents the size of a lump detected at different
What are the keychains?
Key Message of keychains:
and speakers to talk about breast cancer.
• Requests typically include free give-aways, as
they attract the average person more than a
simple educational card.
2. Each group will get a keychain kit.
3. Demonstration by Komen rep and
follow along with instruction sheet.
on social media and get a free prize!