Breast Cancer Facts

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Breast Cancer Facts

According to the American Cancer Society breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about 1 in 36.  Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular health exam. Early detection saves lives by using an approach that lets breast cancer get diagnosed earlier than otherwise might have occurred. The goal of screening exams for breast cancer is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). 

Dr. Bipin Amin, medical oncologist and hematologist at Prairie Lakes Cancer Center, will offer a free community talk at noon, October 30. He will explain the different types of tests used to detect breast cancer and answer audience questions. Bring your girlfriends or mother and learn together about breast cancer. Register here

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Last modified on Wednesday, October 22, 2014