In Oregon and SW Washington, 63 women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer every week.
Since 1991, when Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington was founded, over $31 million has been funneled to research and local care services. 75% of the funds go towards saving local lives, with $19.8 million dedicated to early detection, survivor support and advocacy. The are a separately incorporated nonprofit entity with their own governing Board of Directors, staff, program priorities, advocacy and grant-making processes. Funds raised in Oregon & SW Washington do not pay for the operating expenses of Komen National.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. In 2017, an estimated 246,660 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone. No matter who you are or where you live, understanding breast cancer is important. Know this: a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Breast cancer can be treated. Early detection has helped survivor rates to raise with 5-year relative survival rates increasing from 74% to 99% for early stage breast cancer.
For over 25 years, Susan G. Komen of Oregon and SW Washington has turned awareness into action. They aim to reduce the death rates by 50% in the next decade. Be more than pink. Donate today. Get involved now!
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Sunday at Valley River Center in Eugene.
Oregon State women's basketball team head coach's daughter will cut and donate her hair following the Beaver's game against Cal Sunday afternoon.
Komen has raised $31 million dollars for Oregon programs over the years.
Doctors are optimistic about the new test.
The FDA has also approved a blood test to detect BRCA mutations.
The helpline number is 1-877 GO KOMEN.
The fundraising money goes to breast cancer research.
People in Eugene hit the pavement to help spread the word about October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Lithia Ford Lincoln of Roseburg makes a large donation to the Community Cancer Center.
Patients are able to use AeroForm from home.
Patients have access to clinical trials through the new clinic.
Researchers say the risk is still small for many women.
Scientists have found that exercise could help with the side effects of chemotherapy.
Researchers have found that taking cancer-fighting drugs longer could prevent the cancer from coming back.
This research has increased the breast cancer survival rate.
Komen campaign seeks to fund more research.
Insurance will start paying for the screenings at that age.
Monthly donations also pay for mammograms and educational materials.
Pups for Pink is back for the event on March 4, 2018.