2018 Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October




Look for the pink awareness bracelets during

Friday night football games throughout the month of

October in the Enid area.  Awareness is power!

  • According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 U.S. women — 12.4% — will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2017, an estimated 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men and women, along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer (also known as carcinoma in situ). About 40,610 women are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer, though there has been a decrease in death rates since 1989, with larger decreases in women under 50. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advancements, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
  • For women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than death rates for any other type of cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it's estimated that about 30% of cancers diagnosed in women will be breast cancers.
  • In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women. Overall, African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer. For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.
  • As of March 2017, there were about 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. This figure includes women currently being treated and women who have finished treatment.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who has been diagnosed with it.
  • About 5-10% of breast cancers are thought to be caused by inherited gene mutations (abnormal changes passed through families).
  • Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are the most common. Women with a BRCA1 mutation have, on average, a 55-65% risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes. For women with a BRCA2 mutation, the lifetime risk is 45%. An increased ovarian cancer risk is also associated with these genetic mutations.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being a woman) and age (growing older).

Thank you to our sponsors for helping promote awareness:


Bell Jewelers

Blaser Bling Boutique

B's Quality Door

Cimarron Electric Coop

Coast to Coast Motors

El Patio

Family Pharmacy

Garfield Furniture and Mattresses Too

Grace Care

Great Salt Plains Health Center

Hospice Circle of Love

Integris Bass Baptist Hospital

Ladusau Evans Funeral Home

Napoli's Italian Restaurant

Nicole's Gymnastics Academy

Pearson's Natural Food Center

Platinum Paint and Collision

Star Nails



Advantage Eye Care

Anderson Burris Funeral Home

Bank of Kremlin

Billy Sims BBQ

Cimarron Iron and Steel

Costello's Continental Cuisine

Dieterle Plumbing

Ediger's Diamonds

Edward Jones Investments

Fairview Pharmacy

Farmers Exchange Bank - Cherokee


Katy's Pantry

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

Mac's Plumbing

NW Vet Supply



Rock Island Liquor and Wine

Smith Drug

Soapweeds and Cactus

Sooner Auto Repair

Southern Tire Mart

Stalker Electric

State Farm Insurance

Way Out West Western Store

Wee Too Restaurant


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