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Breast Cancer Statistics
  • Each year in the United States alone there are about 264,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,400 men are diagnosed.

  • Of those battling cancer around 42,000 women and 500 men in the U.S will unfortunately die from breast cancer.

  • Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers amongst women, with an average risk of 13% (1 in 8) chance of developing breast cancer at some point in her life

Early Detection and Symptoms 

Mammograms and other cancer screening are vital for early detection of breast cancer. The detection of cancer in it's early stages greatly increase the survivability of cancer, so it's important to recognize the symptoms of breast cancer.  While not everyone exhibits symptoms there are things to look out for:

  • New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)

  • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast

  • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin

  • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast

  • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area

  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood

  • Any change in the size or shape of the breast

  • Pain in any area of the breast

*Note these can be caused by other medical conditions that are not cancer. If you are experiencing any symptoms that worry you please contact your doctor right away. 

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