When it comes down to it, we need to pay attention to the facts. Now more than ever we have the resources to help guide us through our health and wellness and preventative screenings. It is strongly recommended to establish with a Primary Care Provider, they can be your health coach and help you to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
- One in eight women living in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women. It’s the leading cause of death in 35- to 65-year-old women.
- If the cancer is detected before it has spread to lymph nodes or other parts of the body, the chance for a cure is nearly 100 percent.
- Regular mammography screening began in the United States in 1990. Since then, the mortality rate from breast cancer, which had been unchanged for the preceding 50 years, decreased by 30 percent.5
- In most cases, mammography can identify an abnormal breast mass as much as two years before it can be detected by touch.
- Approximately 2.6 million American women with a history of breast cancer are alive today.
*Source – Hologic