Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer RibbonHere are some quick breast cancer facts/tips from the American Cancer Society®:

1) "Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for more than 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in US women."

2) "White women have a higher incidence of breast cancer than African American women after age 40. In contrast, African American women have a higher incidence rate before age 40 and are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age."

3) "Between 2001-2004, incidence rates of invasive female breast cancer for all races decreased by 3.5% per year"

4) "The American Cancer Society believes the use of regular mammograms, MRI (in women at high risk), and clinical breast exams should be a part of every woman’s preventive health care."

5) "Breast physical exams without regular mammograms will miss many breast cancers that are too small for a woman or her doctor to feel but that can be seen on mammograms."

Source: American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2007-2008. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc.

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