About breast cancer
When Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded in 1982, the five-year survival rate was just 74 percent when breast cancer was diagnosed before it spread beyond the breast. Today, that survival rate is 98 percent. But the race to end breast cancer is far from over. We don't know what causes breast cancer, and we don't know how to prevent it. Ten million women around the world could die from breast cancer in the next 25 years. We are so close to creating a world without breast cancer, but we still have work to do. That's why we need you to click every day for the cure. Learn more about breast cancer.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is fighting every minute of every day to finally, once and for all, finish what we started and achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, and has invested more than $1.2 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
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how your click helps end breast cancer
Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Komen for the Cure is proud of their contribution to some real victories:
* More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
* More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982).
* More research - the federal government now devotes more than $900 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
* More survivors - America's 2.5 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S., are a living testament to the power of society and science to save lives.
Learn more about the lifesaving research funded by Komen for the Cure.
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