Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death for women in America. Second only to lung cancer, breast cancer kills about 40,000 women annually. Based on recent statistics collected by the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer – accounting for about 230,000 cases every year.

The good news is that breast cancer mortality rates have steadily decreased about 12% since 1990. Researchers suggest that this decline is due to advancements in screening technology and educational programs that allow for early detection of the disease.

Early detection is vital to allow for successful treatment of breast cancer. Although there is no definitive method to prevent cancer, it’s up to every woman to arm themselves with knowledge to help reduce their risk factors.

Recent Breast Cancer Commentary

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