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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Fact Sheet

Introduction

This year, an estimated 232,340 women and 2,240 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Over 40,000 will die of the disease (an additional 64,640 people are estimated to develop non-invasive carcinoma in-situ). If diagnosed early and treated before it spreads the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent.

At Risk

Risk Reduction and Early Detection for Women

Symptoms

Don’t wait for symptoms to appear. Get screened according to guidelines. If you do notice any of the following symptoms, talk with your health care professional.

Treatment

Treatment depends on the type and stage of the breast cancer.

Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

For more information about breast cancer, visit www.PreventCancer.org.
This fact sheet uses information from the following sources:
American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Detailed Guide.
American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2009-2010.
American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures, 2013.
American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Expert Report. Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective.
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Breast Cancer PDQ®. National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. “Physical Activity and Cancer Fact Sheet.”

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