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  • 1. Breast Cancerwww.sinclairinstitute.orgFacts Women Should Know Estimated Breast Cancer new cases, deaths and survivors in the United States for 2013: 2.9 million survivorsof Breast Cancer in the United States.Estimated 232,340 new casesof invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women.Approximately 39,620women are expected to die from breast cancer.Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among US women other than skin cancer.29%of newly diagnosed cancers in women are breast cancer.A woman living in the U.S. has a 1 in 8 risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime now compared to the 1970s where the lifetime risk was 1 in 11.Who gets it? African American women have the highest incidence rate before age 40 & are most likely to die from breast cancer at every age.Asian/Pacific Islander women have the lowest incidence rate & death rates of all races & ethnicities.Breast cancer incidence & death rates generally increase with age.79%of new cases---------- and ----------88%of breast cancer deathsoccurred in women 50 years of age and older.Source: The American Cancer Societys full Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014 Report http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/document/acspc-040951.pdfEarly detection is best.What can I do?Here are five preventative measures you can take:Get screened for breast cancer regularly.Control your weight and exercise.Know your family history of breast cancer.Find out risks & benefits of hormone replacement therapy.Limit the amount of alcohol you drink.12345Source: http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/prevention.htm

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