8 Facts About Breast Cancer (National Mammography Day)

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Published on October 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:15s

8 Facts About Breast Cancer (National Mammography Day)

8 Facts About Breast Cancer .

With over 220,000 women in the United States diagnosed with breast cancer each year, it is important for everyone to educate themselves.

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In honor of National Mammography Day, here are eight facts about the risks of breast cancer.

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1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Women who get regularly screened have a 47% lower risk of dying from breast cancer.

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Mammography has reduced breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by 40 percent since 1990.

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There are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. 5.

Each year, an estimated 2,670 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

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About 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.

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Breast cancer is the number one cause of death among women globally.

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About 95 percent of breast cancer in the U.S. occurs in women over the age of 40

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