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Ms. Parri honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011. Call 213-816-0358 to join the conversation!
Is breast cancer the most common cause of death for women? No - it is #5. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death among women age 40 and above, followed by stroke, lung cancer, and lung diseases. In 2007 (the latest year for which statistics are available), 202k+ women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40k+ women died from the disease.
Symptoms may include—
What is a mammogram? A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Doctors use a maHaving regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are age 50 to 74 years, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years.
Why should I have a mammogram? Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early.
Where can I go to get screened? Most likely, you can get screened for breast cancer at a clinic, hospital, or doctor's office.
How can I lower my risk of breast cancer?
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