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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Your Greatest Weapon Against Breast Cancer (Not Mammograms) Re-post from Dr. Mercola

Thought my readers would find this interesting Article By Dr. Mercola.  
We here at JE Health Care Solutions Hope our blog post are educational and help you to become an informed healthcare consumer.  If there is a subject that you would like to know more about please leave us a comment and we will try our best to find the information for you.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed each year in the US, making it three times more common than other gynecological cancers.
Breast cancer will claim the lives of 40,000 people this year.
In fact, the only type of cancer that claims the lives of more women is lung cancer.
Even more disturbing is the speed at which breast cancer rates have risen over the past 5 decades.
In 1960, one in 20 women was diagnosed—but today, it is one in seven.
The following are some important facts about this type of cancer:1
  • Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women age 40 to 55.
  • 15 percent of all breast cancers occur in women under age 45; in this age group, breast cancers are more aggressive and have lower recovery rates.
  • 80 percent of breast lumps are NON-cancerous.
  • 70 percent of breast cancers are found through breast self-exams.
  • About 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.    

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