Hi, I'm Dr. ColleenK and I'd like to welcome to Mountain View Baptist Church's Health Ministry page: Health Focus.
Here, I'll be presenting important information about our health, safety and wellbeing, from exercise and dieting, to preventative medicine and ways to cope with existing conditions. Check back frequently to find out about upcoming events, like health fairs, workshops, group activities and more!
I'm excited to be able to share and interact with each and every one of you, as we grow, Spiritually, physically, and mentally.
Breast & Other Cancers
"Many are the affliction of the righteous, But the Lord deliver him (her) out of them all. "
Breast Cancer Facts- 2023
1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
In 2023, an estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
Chances are, you know at least one person who has been personally affected by breast cancer.
But there is hope. When caught in its earliest, localized stages, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%.
Advances in early detection and treatment methods have significantly increased breast cancer survival rates in recent years, and there are currently over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
Black women are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.
Black have the lowest 5-year relative breast cancer survival rate of any racial or ethnic group.
Prostate Cancer Facts
In 2020, the latest year for which incidence data are available, in the United States,
31,306 new cases of Prostate cancer were reported among Black, Non-Hispanic men
5,526 Black Non-Hispanic men died of this cancer.
For every 100,000 Black, Non-Hispanic men, 155 new Prostate cancer cases were reported
37 Black, Non-Hispanic men died of this cancer.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, exceeded only by heart disease.
One of every five deaths in the United States is due to cancer.
Awareness of the facts and statistics surrounding breast & prostate cancer in the United States is key in empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their health.
You are encouraged to wear the official light blue prostate cancer ribbon.
These ribbons will be available in exchanged for a donation to the American Cancer Society after our annual event on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023.
Links to more information