Do you know how much difference a year can make? Watch the video above to learn about one woman’s story and how getting a mammogram can save your life.
About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her life, and about 1 in 1,000 men.
Breast cancer is the second most fatal type of cancer for women in the U.S. You do not need a family history of breast cancer to be at risk. In fact, 85% of women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the condition. The highest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older.
Don’t put yourself at risk. Learn more about metastatic breast cancer and the importance of getting your annual mammogram here.
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“U.S. Breast Cancer Statistics,” BreastCancer.org. October 23, 2015. http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics