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Health

What to know about breast cancer

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    1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

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    Breast cancer affects women of all races

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    85% of those with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Ways you can reduce your risk

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    Eat a healthy diet

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    Exercise regularly

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    Maintain a healthy weight

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    Breastfeed

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    Avoid smoking

  • Limit alcohol consumption

screening is the key to prevention 

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    Begin having annual mammograms at age 40. 

  • Advanced Detection
    Early Detection

    Survival rate by detection.  Early detection leads to higher survival rates. 

In 2020, there are more than

3,500,000

breast cancer survivors in the United States.

Advances in Diagnosis

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    Increases Detection

    Screening with 3D mammography increases breast cancer detection rates by about 40% compared to 2D mammography.

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    Increases Accuracy

    Recall rates have been shown to be 15- 40% lower with 3D mammography compared to conventional 2D digital mammography.

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Facts and figures are from the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Cancer Society.