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      Early detection and warning signs of breast cancer


      EARLY DETECTION

      1. Five year survival rate for all diagnosed cases of early stage (Stage 0 or1) breast cancer is over 97%

      2. The overall survival rate is 89% and decreases with advanced stages of disease

      SOME BREAST WARNING SIGNS

      1. A new lump or abnormal thickening of breast

      2. Puckering or discoloration of skin on the breast or nipple

      3. Change in size or shape of one breast

      4. A steady pain in one area of the breast


      IN 20'S & 30'S

      1. Self examinations every month

      2. Clinical examinations every 3 years


      IN 40'S & UP

      1. Self examinations every month

      2. Clinical Eaminations every year

      3. Mammograms every 1 to 2 years, greater frequency if high risk


      HEALTHY LIVING

      1. Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily

      2. Get regular exercise

      3. Avoid smoking and consume alcohol in moderation

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