October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the globe, and Merit Medical is thrilled to share its support for this cause.
According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in developed and developing countries.1 Statistics show there are approximately 1.38 million new cases and 458,000 deaths from breast cancer each year.1 Given the gravity of these numbers, the goal of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to increase attention and support for the disease, including the importance of early detection, treatment options, and palliative care.1
Merit has a long history of investing in products and therapies that support women’s health, including the minimally invasive treatment of uterine fibroids and now, the Pink AchieveTM biopsy device intended specifically for breast biopsy.
Below you’ll find all the ways that Merit is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness throughout October. To keep you updated as the month goes on, we’ll be regularly adding to our list of activities.
Merit recently made a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), funding 500 critical lifesaving hours of research in the lab. A nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure, BCRF funds breast cancer research worldwide and specifically allocates 20% of funding to detection research—a goal closely aligned with Merit’s technologies.
When it comes to fighting breast cancer, Merit Medical is proud to do its part to promote breast cancer awareness and to support women’s healthcare with products and research. For regular updates, visit this page throughout the month of October to see all the ways we’re supporting our friends in pink.
1. World Health Organization. (n.d.). Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/cancer/events/breast_cancer_month/en/