Parma City Council Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mayor Tim DeGeeter signed a resolution recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a particularly touching moment for Ward 4 Councilwoman Kristin Saban, who sponsored the resolution. Saban lost her Aunt Kathy Samanich to breast cancer earlier this year. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an estimated 42,170 women will die from breast cancer in the United States this year. One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Although rare, men get breast cancer, too. In 2020, an estimated 2,620 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and an estimated 520 will die. Early detection is the key to survival, which is why the American Cancer Society encourages monthly self-examinations and yearly mammograms for women ages 45 to 54. Women 55 and older can switch to mammograms every two years.
Carolyn J. Kovach
Director of Communications, City of Parma, Mayor's Office