In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Motives® is honored to feature seven extraordinary breast cancer survivors representing seven different countries, including Tsai from Taiwan. While each woman was given a special day to be pampered with a free makeover by a Motives Certified Trainer, we hope you will agree that the real beauty comes from each woman’s willingness to share her story with the world and find the strength to leave us with words of encouragement.
We hope you will be inspired and encouraged by each woman’s story — and please take a moment to review the statistics on breast cancer below. Then, click the link that will guide you through your own self-examination. Remember: Self-examination can lead to early detection, which is key to saving lives, including yours!
Breast Cancer Statistics
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries worldwide. Globally, breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women.*
*World Cancer Research Fund International
Breast Cancer Statistics (Taiwan)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Taiwan with a peak occurrence (188-194 per 100 thousand) for those ranging from 45-69 years old. According to the Cause of Death Statistics published by the Ministry of Health and Welfare the Taiwan Cancer Registry done by the Health Promotion Administration, breast cancer in women has become more common in the past 20 years. It’s age-standardized incidence rates have went from 30 per 100 thousand (0.03%) to 78.9 per 100 thousand (0.0789%). Every year, over ten thousand women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Taiwan and around 2,000 women die from breast cancer in Taiwan. That’s around 31 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 6 precious lives lost to it per day.
Breast Cancer Foundation –
Cause of Death Statistics
Cancer Prevention and Control