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CRISSCROSS Intimates - Luxe Intimate Apparel for Women and Men.

Post-surgical undergarments for any Stage or Phase of Breast Surgery. Comfortable, chic and colorful compression undergarments.

Collection: Post-Surgical Bras, Prosthesis Bra, Briefs, Thongs, Leggings, Compression Sleeves, Sleecrets, Pouch, Men's Vests and other Accessories and Inspirational Products.

[Leggings and Prosthesis by Anita and Men’s Shapewear by Leonisa not for resale, consumers only].

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Recent Breast Cancer Facts for Women and Men.

Did you know?! . . . well, there certainly is a lot to learn when diagnosed with #BreastCancer. Here are the recent #Facts for #women and #men. Learn more and help fight this cause TODAY! You can make a difference!

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Breast Facts

Women - In 2018, it's estimated among U.S. women there will be:

About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  Every 2 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer; every 13 minutes a woman in the U.S. will die of this disease.  (READ JEANS STORY)

  • 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer, but not recurrences of original breast cancers.)

  • 63,960 new cases of in situ breast cancer (This includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Of those, about 83 percent will be DCIS. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer. LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer. Learn more about DCIS and LCIS.)

  • 40,920 breast cancer deaths

Men - In 2018, it's estimated among U.S. men there will be:

About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018 over 2470 in 2017.

  • Breast cancer risk is much lower in men than in women. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000 (about 1%).

  • 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancers, but not recurrences of original breast cancers.)

  • 480 breast cancer deaths

 

                      Common risk factors most common in women;                                                   Common types of breast cancer found in men:.

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Infiltrating ductal carcinoma: Cancer that has spread beyond the cells lining ducts in the breast. Most men with breast cancer have this type of cancer.

Ductal carcinoma in situ: Abnormal cells that are found in the lining of a duct; also called intra-ductal carcinoma.

Inflammatory breast cancer: A type of cancer in which the breast looks red and swollen and feels warm.

Paget disease of the nipple: A tumor that has grown from ducts beneath the nipple onto the surface of the nipple.

Lobular carcinoma in situ: Abnormal cells found in one of the lobes or sections of the breast, which sometimes occurs in women, has not been seen in men.

General Facts: Men & Women -

Rates of breast cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality (death) are much lower among men than among women. In 2015 (most recent data available): 

Incidence (new cases):  1.1 per 100,000      126.5 per 100,000

Mortality (deaths):        0.3 per 100,000       20.3 per 100,000

More U.S. Women are Choosing Mastectomy Over Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer. 35% vs 65% choose mastectomy over lumpectomy and that number has been increasing according to the U.S. National Institute of Health released a statement in 1990 saying that lumpectomy plus radiation was preferred over mastectomy to treat early-stage breast cancer. Still, some women who’ve been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in one breast choose to have that breast and the other healthy breast removed. Removing the other healthy breast is called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.  

  • The study published on Nov. 19, 2014 by JAMA Surgery “Nationwide Trends in Mastectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer." Researchers looked at medical records of more than 1.2 million women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in one breast and treated at centers across the U.S. from 1998 to 2011. The records are part of the National Cancer Data Base, a nationwide database created by the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

  • Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.

  • About 40,610 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.

The Facts:  Around the World: 

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world and the leading cause of cancer death in women, with an estimated 1.7 million new cases recorded in 2012.

  • Every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer.

  • At the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in the next 25 years.

  • Nearly 1.7 million new breast cancer cases were diagnosed in 2012.

  • Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women and men worldwide. In 2012, it represented about 12 percent of all new cancer cases and 25 percent of all cancers in women.

  • Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries worldwide.

  • Globally, breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women. 

  • Since 2008, worldwide breast cancer incidence has increased by more than 20 percent. Mortality has increased by 14 percent.
    According to the World Cancer Research Fund International

     

Incidence (new cases) rates: Overall, new cases of breast cancer is about the same for black and white women. However, African-American women under age 45 have a higher incidence of breast cancer than white women. Hispanic/Latina women are more likely than white women to be diagnosed with late stage breast cancers. They also tend to have larger tumors than white women. Breast cancer incidence is lower among Asian/Pacific Islander women than for white and black women. New Asian-American immigrants also have lower rates of breast cancer than those who have lived in the U.S. for many years. Yet, for those born in the U.S., the risk is about the same as that of white women.

 January 10, 2017                                                                                                         Source: U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics.org

How We Can Help:  Crisscross Intimates offers designs for any stage or phase of Post-Op Breast Surgery to support you through Day 1 - 180+ and beyond with transitional undergarments from Mastectomy Bras, Pocketed-Prosthesis Bras, Compression Sleeves and Leggings, Matching Panties to Men’s Compression Vests and Shapewear, we’ve got you covered.  A colorful assortment of trending colors and styles are available to ensure you feel good about yourself whether recovering at home or in the workplace.  That's what I had in mind when designing my brand. Please SHOP and to take a look here.  Special offer during October – PINKPOWER to receive 20% off any purchase thru 10/31/18.

For more BREAST FACTS & STATISTICS, contact jean@crisscrossintimates.com or for speaking engagements.  Learn more about warning signs and prevention for women and men.  As trusted friend, neighbor, and sister Survivor in all our communities, I wish you all the very breast!  Don't be afraid to call upon me or your local breast friends and donate to support BC Research! Lookbook →