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Posted Oct 14 2009 10:01pm

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One in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer risk increases with age and every woman is at risk. Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the second cause of cancer death in women 55 to 74.

 We all know that early detection of breast cancer is important… The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman’s mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present. Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health. Some women pick their birthday month as a way to remember to go for their yearly physical exam and mammogram.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – another great time to go for your yearly mammogram if you haven’t gone already.

Go to The Breast Cancer Site, where you can click on the “Fund Free Mammograms” button to help fund free mammograms to low-income, inner-city and minority women, whose awareness of breast cancer is often limited. You are allowed to visit The Breast Cancer Site daily and click once every day.

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