Breast Cancer: The Facts

Did you know that…

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women.

For women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American woman than white women. African-American women are more likely to die from the disease than any other ethnic group. Hispanics, Asians, and Native-American women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. That’s under 12 percent.

Nearly 2.6 million people in the U.S. survived breast cancer in 2011.

Your risk of breast cancer doubles if you have a first-degree relative that was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Age and gender, or the fact that you are a woman, are among the most significant risk factors for breast cancer.

Preventative health is the best healthcare.

Reduce your risk of cancer by performing a self-breast exam monthly, limiting your alcoholic intake, and staying physically active.



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