One of every 9 women will develop breast cancer before age 85.
About 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year -- one every three minutes.
Breast cancer is the leading killer of women ages 35-54.
More than 46,000 will die of the disease -- one every 11 minutes.
The mortality rate for black women is 10% higher than white women despite the fact that the incidence of breast cancer in black women is 17% lower.
If women followed the recommended screening guidelines, the breast cancer mortality rate would drop by 30%. (Only 41% of women follow these guidelines.)
While breast cancer is still in its localized stage, the five-year survival rate is 94%. Mammography is still the best known method of early detection.
-Source: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

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