Making Progress with Pink

Written By: 
Carole Vande Velde / Director of Marketing
Some good news: A new report from the American Cancer Society shows death rates from breast cancer in the United States dropping 39% between 1989 and 2015. This translates to 322,600 deaths avoided during those 26 years. The findings are published in Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2018 a report that details breast cancer trends and current information on known risk factors for the disease; factors that influence survival; the latest data on prevention, early detection, treatment; and ongoing research.
 
Yet breast cancer is still the most common cancer among women in the United States, after skin cancer. By the end of 2017, more than 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed, 80% of which are in women 50 years old and older, according to the ACS report.
 
The overall declines in breast cancer death rates since 1989 have been attributed to both improvements in treatment and early detection by mammograms. Following ACS guidelines for breast cancer screening can help women find breast cancer earlier when treatments are more likely to be effective.
 
ADC is happy is to see real progress being made and proudly supports the Society’s work. We do this in large part through our line of breast cancer awareness themed products, including stethoscopes, blood pressure equipment, shears, and other accessories. For each item purchased, we donate 10% of our selling price – not just in October, but the whole year through. Together with our customers, we’ve contributed more than $20,000 so far. You can view the full line of these products on our web site here.
 
And for those of you on Facebook, we’ll be starting our October giveaways very soon! Visit and like our page at www.facebook.com/AmericanDiagnostic for your chance to win. We’ll be doing four weeks of giveaways, so check back throughout the month.