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Facts about Breast Cancer

Facts about Breast Cancer

  1. Did you know that 85% of breast cancer patients have no family history of the disease? It is important to go over risk factors with your doctor to decide the best time for getting checkups.
  2. Women who exercise regularly have a 10-20% reduction in breast cancer risk. Even better, if you exercise more than three hours a week, the risk is reduced by 30-40%!
  3. Mammograms are accurate 4 out of 5 times. A recent study found that 3-D mammograms picked up about 30% more cases of breast cancer and resulted in less false positives.
  4. There are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. Deaths from breast cancer have dropped 34% since 1990 and the American Cancer Society has estimated only 292,130 new cases for 2015.