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This year 192,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,800 will die from the disease according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Some women have an increased risk of contracting the disease, but more than 70 percent of cases occur in women who have no identifiable risk factors.
Decrease your risk for the disease. The National Institute of Health, National Cancer Center recommends:
Although the value of breast self-exams is being debated, it’s a good idea to perform them on a regular basis because they've helped many women detect cancer early.