It is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for researching its cause, prevention, and cure.
On the web, there are some great maps on breast cancer. Here are few.
1. TIME: “Breast Cancer Around the World”
Map on incidence rates of breast cancer around the world.
2. NCI Cancer State Profiles
Interactive maps, graphs, and data on breast cancer incidence and mortality rates, as well as other types of cancer.
3. NCI: Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-1994
Maps of United States Breast cancer Mortality Rates by State Economic Area for:
White Females (Age 20-49)
White Females (Age 50-74)
Black Females (Age 20-49)
Black Females (Age 50-74)
Compare all 4 maps
Maps above posted on Cornell University’s website.
4. New York State Cancer Registry
Maps of breast cancer incidence rates in New York by county.
Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern