This community was developed for: *People who have been affected by breast cancer *People who know and love someone who has been affected by breast cancer. *People who are involved or interested in Breast Cancer Awareness issues.
This community was inspired in memory of Linda Munson, mother of my best friend who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1986.
You may share your stories, post awareness links, ask and offer advice and support to those who need it.
Disclaimer: Unrelated posts will be deleted and the member and/or their posting rights banned. Any information provided by members of this community does not constitute or replace advice from a qualified medical professional.
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THE BREAST CANCER SITE Please click daily to give an underpriveleged woman a FREE mammogram. Donations are doubled during the month of October.
EARLY DETECTION: DO YOU KNOW THE FACTS?
Each year, 182,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. One woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year.
If detected early, the five-year survival rate exceeds 95%. Mammograms are among the best early detection methods, yet 13 million women in the U.S. are 40 years old or older and have never had a mammogram.
The National Cancer Institute and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that women in their forties and older have mammograms every one to two years. A complete early detection plan also includes monthly breast self-exams and clinical breast examinations by a trained medical professional.