Support me on my Quest to Conquer Cancer as I raise funds for The Princess Margaret Cancer Center, one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. The centre drives ground-breaking cancer research, fuels advancements in cancer care, and shares these innovations around the world.
In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685 000 deaths globally. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer. There are more lost disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) by women to breast cancer globally than any other type of cancer. Breast cancer occurs in every country of the world in women at any age after puberty but with increasing rates in later life.
Female gender is the strongest breast cancer risk factor. Approximately 0.5-1% of breast cancers occur in men. The treatment of breast cancer in men follows the same principles of management as for women.
All proceeds raised go towards supporting more than 1,300 researchers and scientists as they continue to push boundaries and create space for new possibilities while setting global standards in cancer care.