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Reduce breast cancer risk with prevention, early detection


Last updated 10/4/2007 at Noon

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. Approximately one out of eight American women will face breast cancer in their lifetime, and more than 2,000 American men will be diagnosed with the disease this year.

The incidence of breast cancer and breast cancer-related deaths in the United States can be daunting, but there is hope. In fact, 98 percent of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage survive more than five years, according to t...

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