Suffolk Community College in Riverhead hosted the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk Sunday. It was the first time the American Cancer Society’s premier event was held in Riverhead and about 3,500 people participated in the five-kilometer walk, raising thousands of dollars for cancer research. READ
Shawn Widmyer-Natale’s whole world changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 30s.
Nearly 250,000 women will be diagnosed with an invasive form of breast cancer this year alone. And according to the American Cancer Society, one in about 36 women with the disease will die from it. READ
A woman born today has roughly a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during her life.
On the other hand, the chance that a woman will never have breast cancer is 87.6 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute. (more…)