Breast Cancer

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Who is more likely to get it?

Breast (Female – Male)- 232,340 – 2,240

About 5% to 10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary.

White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than are African-American women, but African-American women are more likely to die of this cancer.

Increased risk of Breast Cancer

Some increased risks are being a women and getting older. Women who had their menstrual cycle before they were 12 and/or went though menopause after 55 have a slighter risk of breast cancer.

How to prevent Breast Cancer

You can limit your alcohol intake, control your weight, stay physically active.

Some fundraisers that promote cancer awareness

Some Breast Cancer awareness pictures


American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts and Figures 2013. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer Society, 2013.

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Cassidy Stenvik