Cancer is a scary word. It has little regard for the plans you’ve made for your life and the relationships you cherish. As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 2012 alone, more than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer; men and women. Still, there is hope. Every day, more and more research is being done to find a cure. The National Breast Care Coalition has even set a deadline for the end of breast cancer – 2020. 

You can do your part by performing regular breast self-exams and knowing your personal risks. Below, we’ve put together an infographic to highlight a few historic and more recent statistics around breast cancer that you’ll find helpful.