October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
According to the CDC, 211,731 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2009, and 40,676 women died from the disease. The CDC identifies breast cancer as the most common cancer found in women regardless of race or ethnicity, however, it is the most common cause of death from cancer for Hispanic women and second most common cause of death from cancer for black women. The best way to find breast cancer early is through a mammogram. While most medical doctors advise women 40 and older to have regular mammograms for early detection, many women under 40 are being diagnosed.
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