Los Angeles, CA – (October 7, 2021) In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, healthcare enterprise technology leader MedInformatix is "thinking pink" this October and highlighting customers conducting groundbreaking work in the field of women's imaging and the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
"Statistics show that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime," says Pat McGonigle, President and CEO of MedInformatix. "We are proud of our women's imaging customers as they advance new technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. We salute their efforts, as well as those of all healthcare providers, who are working on the front lines to eradicate this disease."
McGonigle stated the MedInformatix technology platform is at work at state-of-the-art imaging and mammography centers across the United States. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the MedInformatix team will be highlighting the work of its customer community on social media platforms and other venues, with the hashtag #MIthinkspink.
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The American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology and the World Health Organization offers the following sober statistics when it comes to breast cancer awareness and breast health:
281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S. in 2021, along with 49,290 new cases of noninvasive breast cancer
2,650 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men
Breast cancer became the most common cancer globally as of 2021, accounting for 12% of all new annual cancer cases worldwide
More than 43,600 women will die of the disease in 2021
The overall death rate from breast cancer decreased by 1% per year from 2013 to 2018. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances and earlier detection through screening and mammography
Mammography and has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40% since 1990.
"Simply put, screening mammography saves lives, and the MedInformatix customer community is at work all across the country in this valiant effort," added McGonigle. "We are thrilled to be recognizing their efforts and thinking pink in their honor."