City of Darlington staff wears pink

City of Darlington staff rolled out their best rose-hued outfits last week, keeping up the annual tradition of coming to work clad in pink to show support for breast cancer patients and their loved ones. Though this disease gets a lot of attention every October, with everyone from government leaders to sports superstars wearing pink, statistics show that breast cancer remains a preeminent health concern in America. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. While 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, men are not immune; a man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.

Author: Duane Childers

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