Cancer has emerged as one of the biggest threats to mankind in recent times – and continues to be among the leading causes of death the world over. While there has been progressing in cancer treatments, and it is possible to combat cancer with treatments like chemotherapy, it is also true that it’s a painful process.
Breast Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer detected in women including Nova Scotia. Around 780 women were diagnosed with the disease in 2015 while it caused 150 deaths in the same year.
Breast cancer still remains the most common form of cancer in Canada in spite of the declining mortality rates. Still today, 1 out of 8 Canadian women have breast cancer and each hour 3 people (including male and female) are diagnosed with the disease.
The incidents of breast cancer have risen significantly in modern times. It is a serious disease that affects 1 Canadian woman out of 8 during her lifetime. The incidents are rarer in men but still exist. If we go by statistics, 230 men and 26,300 women in Canada had been diagnosed in 2017 with breast cancer. Per hour, at least 3 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada.
Among the most potent forms of cancer the world over, the breast cancer still remains a potent threat to women.