This October 99.9 The Point marks the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help raise awareness about breast cancer and its impacts — on women, on families, on workplaces, on communities and on so much more.

The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado reports that 40,000 women die yearly from breast cancer. 40,000. Getting a mammogram is one step in the fight against breast cancer.

Five facts about breast cancer everyone should know.

How many people will be diagnosed with breast cancer?


Breast cancer’s mortality rate.


While age is a risk factor, breast cancer touches all ages.


It is survivable.


Much research is left to be done.


The National Breast Cancer Foundation notes that cancer grows when a cell’s DNA is damaged, but why or how that DNA becomes damaged is still unknown. For this reason, the fight must continue for those 40,000 people and so many more.

LOOK: Milestones in women’s history from the year you were born

Women have left marks on everything from entertainment and music to space exploration, athletics, and technology. Each passing year and new milestone makes it clear both how recent this history-making is in relation to the rest of the country, as well as how far we still need to go. The resulting timeline shows that women are constantly making history worthy of best-selling biographies and classroom textbooks; someone just needs to write about them.

Scroll through to find out when women in the U.S. and around the world won rights, the names of women who shattered the glass ceiling, and which country's women banded together to end a civil war.

Gallery Credit: Isabel Sepulveda

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

Gallery Credit: Jacob Osborn

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