RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s leader cancer care provider, is
partnered with the
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center –
universally recognized for its scientific breakthroughs.
We stand behind our patients with an army of the nation’s top specialists,
outstanding genetic counseling programs, state-of-the-art diagnostic tools,
pioneering research and clinical trials and the most advanced genomic
Together, we’re fighting breast cancer with endless resolve –
alongside you, in your backyard and with world-class care close to home
for you and those you love.
Breast Cancer Awareness Doesn’t End on October 31
Breast cancer doesn’t know April from June, or December from January,
which is why it can strike at any time. At RWJBarnabas Health, we recognize
that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we also recognize that
breast cancer is something to be aware of year round.
About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
In 2016, it is estimated that there will be 246,660 new cases of female
breast cancer and an estimated 40,450 people will die of this disease.
Although breast cancer in men is rare, this year an estimated 2,600 men
will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 440 will die.
Less than 15% of women who get breast cancer have a family member who has
been diagnosed with the disease.
Early detection saves lives.
Request an appointment for a mammogram now.