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10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Breast Cancer

Be vigilant with your breast health. Know your body. For 20 years, Ford Warriors in Pink has been involved in the fight against breast cancer.

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5. The two most common risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and aging.

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Though these things cannot be changed, individuals in this category should be aware of the disease and any relevant family history. Signs of breast cancer usually start in women around the age of 40.

6. There are many benign breast diseases that can be mistaken for breast cancer.

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These include conditions like hyperplasia, cysts, fibroadenomas, intraductal papillomas, sclerosing adenosis, and radial scars. Speak with your doctor about all of these possibilities.

8. 89.2% of people with breast cancer have survived five years or longer.

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The closer you are to your own body, the better chance you have of fighting off this disease. Pay attention to your body and give yourself regular breast exams at home.

9. Women should start getting annual mammogram screenings when they turn 40.

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Most women develop breast cancer after the age of 40, so don't forget to schedule your yearly mammogram. If the disease runs in your family, make sure you never miss an appointment.