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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 diseaseSOME BREAST WARNING SIGNS 1. A new lump or abnormal thickening of breast2. Puckering or discoloration of skin on the breast or nipple3. Change in size or shape of one breast4. A steady pain in one area of the breast

      IN 20'S & 30'S 1. Self examinations every month2. Clinical examinations every 3 years

      IN 40'S & UP 1. Self examinations every month2. Clinical Eaminations every year3. Mammograms every 1 to 2 years, greater frequency if high risk

      HEALTHY LIVING 1. Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily2. Get regular exercise3. Avoid smoking and consume alcohol in moderation