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What is a Mammogram?
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What Is Breast Cancer?
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Facts About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths
More than two million women currently living in the U. S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer
Only a small fraction of breast cancer cases can be linked to genetics
Anyone can get breast cancer-women and men.
The risk of getting breast cancer increases as you age
Early detection and effective treatment offer the best defense against breast cancer mortality
Younger women can also get breast cancer
Race is not considered a factor for increased risk of breast cancer
Just five percent of all breast cancers occur in women under age 40
Rates of developing and dying from disease differ among ethnic groups
Never having children or having them later in life is a breast cancer risk factor
Almost 30% of African-Americans will die from breast cancer compared to 15% - 20% of other ethnic groups
About 85 percent of all women diagnosed with breast cancer DO NOT have a family history
Only 10% of breast cancers occur because of inherited genetic traits
Women are less at risk of developing breast cancer if they eat a healthy diet and exercise.
Breast cancer if caught early is treatable
Obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition are major risk factors for cancer, second only to tobacco use
1 in 3 Hispanics will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime