Breast Cancer Action Kingston is a survivor led, charitable organization, working to educate and support women and men living with Breast Cancer, their families and the community.
Breast Cancer Action Kingston is committed to:
- battling against the rising incidence of Breast Cancer.
- research and advocacy directed towards prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.
- educating women/men, the public and physicians about the importance of breast self-examination and the benefit of early detection.
- raising awareness of the scope of this disease by wearing our Breast Cancer Symbol, a teardrop shaped pink and black ribbon.
- support for patients, survivors and their families as they cope emotionally and physically with Breast Cancer.
- triumph over this disease.
Breast Cancer Facts
Did you know that ...
Source: Canadian Cancer Society. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012, Toronto, Canada
- Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Canadian women
- In 2012, an estimated 22,700 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,100 will die of it.
- An estimated 200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 55 will die of it.
- On average, 434Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every week
- On average, 98 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week.
- One in 9 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. One in 29 will die of it.
- Breast cancer death rates have declined in every age group since at least the mid 1980's..
BREAST CANCER ACTION KINGSTON
A survivor directed group,
joined in purpose to develop programs to educate,
counsel and support women and men living with
breast cancer, their families and the community at large
To undertake public education, family support services, dissemination and publication
of information about breast cancer
To promote and to provide funds for research into the cause, control and cure of breast cancer
The information contained on this web site is not a replacement for professional medical attention. Breast Cancer Action Kingston (BCAK) strongly encourages each of its readers to talk to a physician or health-care team to make informed medical decisions. BCAK takes no responsibility for actions taken as a result of information or materials referred to on the web site. BCAK is a volunteer organization that lacks the expertise to research questions of a medical or scientific nature.