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Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer death (exceeded by lung cancer in 1985). Breast cancer is three times more common than all gynecologic malignancies put together. The incidence of breast cancer has been increasing steadily from an incidence of 1:20 in 1960 to 1:7 women today.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates that each year over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 40,000 patients will die from the disease. Breast cancer is truly an epidemic among women and we don’t know why.

“Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million U.S. women 40 years of age or older have never had a mammogram.”
—National Breast Cancer Foundation

 

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http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/aboutbreastcancer.faces?siteId=2&link=ctg_bcs_aboutbreastcancer_from_home_maincolumn

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