Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the breast. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer, after skin cancer, in women in the United States and remains the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 40 and 55.

A woman's risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, so that more than three out of four cases occur in women over age 50.

Starting after age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional yearly and a mammogram every one to two years to help detect breast cancer at an early stage.

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