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A closeup of a medical technicial at a monitor watching results of a far away woman getting a mammogram. (Photo: UIG via Getty Images)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Cancer Institute estimates 266,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 — that’s one in eight women. More than 40,000 will die from the disease this year. The earlier breast
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A good time to get a mammogram or other screenings. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Breast Cancer Awareness

Information Is Power for High Risk Women Now that medical professionals have identified gene mutations that predispose for breast cancer, patients can take proactive steps to reduce their risk. Many cases of breast cancer seem to have no genetic link, but people with a strong
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