10/16/2011: Breast Cancer Awareness Alert

October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Mammography Day is October 21st. Follow the link to learn about risk factors and how to be screened. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer during the course of their life. In 2010, an estimated 207,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed, along with 54,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Don’t let the absence of a family history keep you from making regular breasts exams a priority – 70 to 80% of diagnoses occur in women with no family history! (Statistics taken from Breastcancer.org)

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