Clifton, Ariz – 24-year-old Mary Corbell was diagnosed with breast cancer on March 14, 2019. The diagnosis has forced her to put her job at the Justice of the Peace Court in Clifton on hold so that she can seek treatment. Much of the expenses associated with her treatment will not be covered by insurance – gas, lodging and other travel expenses. According to the GoFundMe page set up in her behalf, she “has already incurred several thousands of dollars and she is only at the second week of this long grueling process.”
People interested in helping with expenses can contribute through the GoFundMe page set up in her behalf. The goal is to raise $25,000 to help with expenses associated with treatment.
According to Cancer.org, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2019 are:
- About 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
- About 62,930 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
- About 41,760 women will die from breast cancer.
Younger women generally do not consider themselves to be at risk for breast cancer. According to Medicinenet.com only 5% of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years old. However, breast cancer can strike at a any age, and all women should be aware of their personal risk factors for it. A risk factor is a condition or behavior that puts a person at risk for developing a disease.