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WKML is proud to support the fight against breast cancer, and for the month of October we’ve “Gone Pink” with our website theme to help raise awareness.

There are a number of wonderful groups doing great work to help in this fight, so please – especially during the month of October – do what you can to help.

From the Susan G. Koman Foundation:

DID YOU KNOW?

In 2019, it’s estimated that among U.S. women and men there will be*:

Women

  •  268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer
  •  41,760 breast cancer deaths

Men

  • 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer
  • 500 breast cancer deaths

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when cells divide and grow without their normal control.

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) occurs when the abnormal cells grow inside the milk ducts, but have not spread to nearby tissue. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer.

Invasive breast cancer occurs when cancer cells spread to nearby tissue or other parts of the body.

Invasive breast cancer that spreads beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body is called metastatic breast cancer.

Learn more about breast cancer.

Learn more about DCIS.

Learn more about invasive breast cancer.

Learn more about metastatic breast cancer.

Warning Signs

The warning signs of breast cancer are not the same for everyone.

The most common signs are a change in the look or feel of the breast, a change in the look or feel of the nipple and nipple discharge.

Learn more about the warning signs of breast cancer in women.

Learn more about the warning signs of breast cancer in men.

Other Breast Conditions

Other conditions and benign changes can occur in the breast. Some increase the risk of breast cancer and others do not.

Learn about lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS).

Learn about benign breast conditions.

*American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2019. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society, 2019.

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.