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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Knowing your risk could save your life

Each year in the United States, about 237,000 women and 2,100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer. The risk of getting breast cancer goes up with age. The average woman is diagnosed at age 61 and men are diagnosed between 60 and 70 years old. Understanding your risk of breast cancer is the first step to preventing it or finding it early. 


For more information on breast cancer risk factors, treatments, and prevention, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) breast cancer website.