Simply being a woman and getting older puts you at risk for breast cancer. The older you are, the greater your chances of getting breast cancer. Also, you are at higher risk if your mother, sister, or daughter has had breast cancer, especially if they were diagnosed at an early age.
Many women do not know they have breast cancer until it is advanced. Finding the disease early with mammograms and breast exams can save your life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a mammogram can show a lump in the breast an average of one to three years earlier than a woman can feel it.
“Mammograms are our best tool for early detection,” says Marsha Henderson, Health Programs Director in the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Women’s Health. “Early detection gives a woman more treatment options and a better chance of successful treatment and survival”.
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