Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

STI students and staff honored the friends and families in their lives touched by breast cancer this month by wearing pink to school and in their labs.

Did you know?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 63,410 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,610 women will die from breast cancer.
  • While black and white women get breast cancer at roughly the same rate, black women are more likely to die from it.

Click here to read more from the American Cancer Society.