October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual observance increases awareness of the disease and helps raise funds for scientific research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the U.S. — 12 percent — will develop invasive breast cancer. However, more women are undergoing mammograms to detect the disease in its earliest stages, and breast cancer deaths are on the decline.
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