Wellness @ Case

October 2009: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2009:

  • about 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women
  • about 62,280 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer)
  • about 40,170 women will die from breast cancer

More details on breast cancer


Instead of relying on a particular ood in huge quantities, aim for a balanced diet with a variety of foods that includes:

  • 5 or more cups of fruits and vegetables per day
  • food from other plant sources, such as whole-grain breads and cereals, nuts, seeds, rice, pasta, and beans

To read more on good nutrition and exercise for the prevention of breast and other cancers, go to The American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Nutrition and Physical Activity