Research estimates that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at some time in their lives.* Many of us can already relate with this statistic, either personally being affected by breast cancer of by having someone close to us diagnosed with this disease. October has been dedicated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to not only educate people about this disease but to spread the importance of early detection.
When breast cancer is detected early, the 5-year relative survival rates is 98%.** Self exams, clinical exams and mammograms are vital for early detection. Did you know most health insurance plans cover preventive exams and mammograms at no cost? Notify your Dr. if you notice any lumps or changes that are out of the ordinary.
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