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Breast Cancer Stats – that everyone should know

Published on | Kylie Chin

We’ve all heard the alarming statistic: 1 in 8 women living in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That is pretty misleading and requires a caveat that is often neglected. “Over the course of her lifetime – 1 in 8 women…” The statistic is based on the entire population living beyond the age of 70. In 2009, over 2 million women in the United State were living as survivors of breast cancer.  Early detection is the key to nipping this in the bud. If you notice anything different, such as a change in appearance of the breast or nipple, a change in the way they feel, any random lumps, or any nipple discharge (particularly clear or bloody) go get yourself checked out sooner than later by a healthcare professional.

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