This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Prevention Must Be a Priority

October 23, 2014 3:19 PM

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October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a time to reflect on the inspiring stories of women being treating for breast cancer, and those who have survived. In the United States, a woman born today has about a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. More than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are living in the United States.

While we support the women who bravely face breast cancer treatments, we should also promote the prevention of breast cancer from a very early age. We hope that our daughters and granddaughters will not have to worry that they will be among the 1 in 8 women affected by breast cancer.

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