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OVPD recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 27, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and for the second year in a row, Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) officers are wearing Breast Cancer Awareness pins on their uniforms. It is OVPD’s goal to help bring awareness of the disease, educate people on the importance of early detection and support in finding a cure.  If breast cancer is discovered early, there are more treatment options and a better chances of survival.

According to the Susan G. Komen website:

In 2016, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be:
o 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.)
o 61,000 new cases of in situ breast cancer
o 40,450 breast cancer deaths