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One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is the second-most common cancer women in America face, and each year 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,300 cases are diagnosed in men, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so Haskell Memorial Hospital wants to make sure you’re doing all you can to stay safe.
The main factors that increase a person’s risk of getting breast cancer are being a woman, being over the age of 50, and certain genetics. While these factors can’t be changed, early detection is critically important:
Click here to learn if you are eligible for free or low-cost screenings.