Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"About 40,480 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2008 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness."(http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics.jsp?gclid=CJyZk7Pu3pkCFdxM5QodEQPbXg)

The statistics in the number of breast cancer cases is rising significantly in the U.S. Women breast cancer cases are alomost as high as cases in lung cancer. Women of color are less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than white women, but are more likely to die from it. This is because African American women have been studied to have more aggressive tumors. So all women no matter what ethnicity, or race must be aware that breast cancer does not only affect one type of woman.

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