TCU Supports Breast Cancer Research

Susan G. Komen addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts including research, community health and public policy initiatives. This October, TCU has joined Komen to support those affected by the disease.

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, Teachers Credit Union has made a $1,000 donation to Susan G. Komen Central Indiana in honor of the TCU members and team members affected by the second most common cancer among women.

Statistics show that one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. All women need to be aware of how their breasts normally look and feel — any change, no matter how trivial it seems, deserves further evaluation by a healthcare professional. Beginning at age 40, women of average risk need an annual mammogram.

TCU thanks Komen researchers who continue to work to find better ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer, and to improve the quality of life of patients and survivors.