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BREAST CANCER? Is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but if caught early, most continue with a normal life.
FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER IN THE US
*One in eight women will be diagnosed.
*Is the most common cancer in women.
*Is the second leading cause of death among women.
*Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the US will be diagnosed and more than 40,000 will die from it.
*An estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and about 410 will die each year.
You should know the symptoms and signs, and any time an lump is discovered, you should have it checked out by a doctor. By performing monthly self-exams, you will be able to more easily identify any changes. Again be sure to talk to your doctor if you notice anything unusual.
(All info from: www.nationalbreastcancer.org)
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