Breast Cancer

close up of women with cancer awareness ribbons

A closer look at cancer-related deaths among women reveals that lung and bronchus cancer top the list; breast cancer is second. For some women, breast cancer—not lung cancer or heart disease—is the disease that they fear most, and stories about breast cancer abound in consumer magazines for all ages.The outlook for women with breast cancer is improving constantly. Due to increased awareness, opportunities for early detection, and treatment advances, survival rates continue to climb. In the U.S., October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the campaign is designed to increase breast cancer awareness. There are many organizations that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and provide assistance within early detection plans. Organizations also put together breast cancer fundraisers such as walks and events that support breast cancer research and help fund patients with socio-economic disadvantages.

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