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Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women worldwide and the second leading cause of death due to cancer. It is estimated that 232,340 US women will be diagnosed with the disease this year. Survival is greatest when found early. You can take steps to make sure that it is!
Screening exams are the tests done to achieve early detection, finding the disease before it causes symptoms. When breast cancer is detected early, the 5-year relative survival rate is 98 percent.
It is important that women follow certain guidelines to ensure early detection:
-Get a clinical breast exam every 2-3 years starting at age 20 a
- Get yearly mammograms starting at age 40.
- Do monthly breast self-exams.
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Anyone with further questions about cancer and early detection should contact the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Answerline at 1-800-865-1125.