Breast Cancer Awareness: Know the Facts

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106.5 The Beat knows that it is likely that you or someone you love has been effected by breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are the facts you need to, according to BreastCancer.org:

-1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime

-Nearly 3,000 are likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year

-A man's risk of developing breast cancer is about 1 in 833.

-Death rates for breast cancer are higher than any other type of cancer in women, except for lung cancer

-Under the age of 45, Breast cancer is more common in Black women than white women.

-Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer.

Schedule YOUR breast cancer screening TODAY! Check out some additional resources below.

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